Showing posts from September, 2019

The gift is joy

“If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” -John Piper  *your joy will be full*  That truth is the beauty of the life of a follower of Jesus.  We’re all looking for joy right? Does the truth really set us free?  Is there goodness in this world?  I have been with and I have been without, but the joy in Jesus never fades. Because when you believe that He is good and live like He is good and see that He is good, then that goodness will be your focus and nothing or no one can take that pure joy away...  *Even giving up your life*  “the path of God-exalting joy will cost you your life.”  Life in Haiti is challenging but lately I’ve had such immense joy. To the point that I’m questioning that lovely fruit of the spirit in a wrongfully guilty sense.  Am I really allowed to find joy in the midst of poverty? Is it ok to fall in love with this life as a missionary following a crucified Savior? A