2 Meaningful ways to add joy to your life
Eating your favorite dessert while lounging in your tub filled with lavender scented oil and bubbles. Doesn’t that sound wonderful right now?
Eating sweets and bubble baths aren’t what I’m talking about. These two things are awesome but not life changing.
Two actions to bring joy to your life, right now, are to worship and praise your Heavenly Father. I’m not talking about the worship and praise for what He’s done for you. I’m talking the dancing like David, ephod wearing, singing unto Him a new song, worship for who God is!
“Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.” 2 Samuel 6:14-15 (NIV)
The worship you were created for. The worship your DNA is wired for. Worship the Lord with all your heart, mind, spirit, body, life and soul.
Exalt our King Jesus. He is the King above all kings. The name above all names. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega. Jesus is the beginning, the middle and the end.
“I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.” Psalm 145:1-2
All things come from Jesus, goes through and goes back to Him! Every good thing you are is because of God. Apart from God you have no good thing.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” Psalm 16:2
Bless the Lord with your soul. Bless His holy name. Your Father God is Holy, holy, holy. There is no other god like Him.
“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” Psalm103:1
What God says, He will do. Every plan He has will come to pass. You better be ready to do what He called you to do. If not, He will use someone else, because His plans will come to past. (see Isaiah 46:8-11)
Oh Jesus, You are so wonderful! You are grace, love, peace, joy, hope, justice, righteousness. Jesus all you are I long to be.
Give your all to Jesus today. He always gives to you. Make it a choice to worship and praise Jesus for who He is. Give, give, give. Sow into your Heavenly Father. You are who you worship.
Focus on Jesus. Watch all the fear, anxiety, worry, stress and problems melt away. Peace, joy, wisdom, love and more will enter into your soul. Be full to overflowing with the presence of the Holy Spirit. Worship Him with hands open to let go of the negative and to receive the good. Darkness cannot be in the same place Jesus is. He is bigger than what’s happening in the world.
I’m in the creation process of a new coaching, healing, teaching experience for women to get unstuck so they can find success in health, relationships and/or business. This is a big step for me. I was overwhelmed for a minute.
Questioning my assignment, purpose and qualifications. Fear, anxiety and tension from this stretch. Not realizing my focus was on the wrong thing (and person – me).
I met with my boss – who is also my pastor. He suggested I take time to pray about my assignment and think about what I do with my time.
I spoke with my husband about this, too. He helped me realize how much I do for the family, my job, the girls I volunteer with and my business. It’s good and bad. He told me it’s ok for me to sit.
And that’s what I did. A few days without working on my brand, going live, checking emails. Just sitting watching movies with my family. Fasting from some foods and some social media
The best thing I did – and still trying to do more often – is worship and praise days. I let go of my daily Jesus connection routine to worship and praise Him for who he is.
I sing hymns. Speak praise Psalms. Listen to worship songs that are about the holiness of God, not what he did or does. I pour forth my love, gratitude and gladness for the Lord. I journal words of praise and worship.
These actions clear my mind. I’m more aware of His presence in my life. I repented from where my mind took me. When I worship and praise Jesus my mind is where it’s meant to be.
Signs, wonders and miracles started. We got two unexpected checks in the mail. Ideas and creativity flowed from me for my business. My daughter was exposed to COVID and tested negative. I got a great response for my coaching message. Joy and love flood my house. Heaven opened!
If you want to experience joy, peace, hope, blessings…all the good things God has for you, who loves Him; you must worship and praise Him for who He is. Start it right now. Your life will never be the same.
What is your favorite worship/praise hymn, song, psalm or Bible verse? Leave a comment!
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Christina Leeman MPH, writer and health educator, emboldens women to be the She Who Honors God with her all - body, thoughts, words, actions.
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