Dottie & I will be in the states from September 12th until October 7th should you want us at your church. September 30th Word of Life in Patterson, La. in the a.m. October 7th at Family Life in Lafayette, La. in the a.m. All other dates are open. Pray about it! Have car, will travel!
Dottie, Gladys and I worked on songs we have not sung in church in years.
Who are the people with whom you most like to work or play? Are they the gloomy or sad or quarrelsome or unhappy or grouchy people?
No, indeed! None of us enjoy living with such people. All of us like to work or play with happy people. We look for joyous people with sparkles in their eyes. I am sure that other people look at us and put us in either the happy or gloomy categories. They want us to have smiles on our faces and songs on our lips.
What does God say about joy? Proverbs 15:13, “A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance”. Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful heart is like a medicine”.
We need to ask God to so fill us with joy that it runs out of our lips and eyes. Songs and sparkles! Psalm 4:7, “Thou hast put gladness in my heart”. Only by staying close to Jesus can we experience the joy of the Lord that others can see in us. He alone can place this joy in our hearts.