time for a treasure hunt

“When thanksgiving is your default — the enemy gets his defeat.”

Isn’t it funny how when you read a passage, there are parts that just jump right off the page at you?  That is exactly what happened when I read this from “The Holy Experience” by Ann Vosskamp.  Just another reminder to me, in every aspect of my life, in every situation,  even in every hurt, in every disappointment, in every imperfection, every failure, I need to give thanks.  It’s all a part of this search, this journey I find myself on —- looking for Joy, being thankful even when it seems out of my reach.  

The days that seem to be sun-drenched, with blue skies and white, fluffy clouds —- it’s so much easier to find the Joy. Yes, it’s so much easier to be content.  But on those days when even the blue skies and white fluffy clouds can’t take away the looming feeling of the overcast of my heart, the gloom that lurks around the corner —–  the stirring in my heart of the Prodigal, or thinking of the hurts, the disappointments, the uncertainties, the failures, divisive people  —- the journey seems endless and strained.  It’s like the changing of the season, even with the beautiful change in colors…. it means an end.

It’s time to go on a treasure hunt… it’s time to look for Joy!  It’s there —- even in the dark!!

HE is present with me.  HE knows my heart, HE knows my thoughts, HE knows my hurts.
HE KNOWS. . .  HE understands me perfectly!  

So I’m on that treasure hunt… the Enemy will find my God unstoppable!

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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