The last few weeks of the year are full of all kinds of emotions and attitudes. From excitement for a break and time with family and friends to the anxieties that arise from the never ceasing trials of life. As we navigate this time of year and enter into the new year full of resolutions and new goals, may we remember what matters to God. Joy, Prayer and Thankfulness. Not happiness, success or comfort.
Lord, help me to be joyful and realize that the joy comes from praying and being thankful and it is easy to pray and be thankful when I choose to have joy.