Thursday, September 20, 2012

Joy Joy Joy

 I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm by myself today. I think I love these days. I know some of you would love to have just one day to yourself, but this is new for me so I'm learning as I go along. What would you do with your one day? I got the twins off to school, got my sweet husband off to work, quickly cleaned the kitchen, threw in a load of laundry, made my bed, fed the dog and went for a run. The weather was so amazing that I walked the dog for a while and prayed for my family. I came in and threw another load of clothes in the wash, showered, cleaned my bathroom, and it was barely 9:00am. Perfect! My morning was wide open.

There were at least 25 things I could have done, probably a few friends I could have called, emails I could have returned, and notes I could have written. However, I did not do any of those things. Instead, I sat in my favorite chair and rested in the presence of my Heavenly Father. I'm not saying that my list of things to do was unimportant. I'm just saying, that taking time to be still and be with God Almighty is life changing.

John 15:11 reads "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."

It's funny, tomorrow my day will look completely different. I will get everyone off for their day, run to a spin class, head to the office, I actually have a luncheon tomorrow(no idea when I'll shower for that) scoot by the grocery store, hang out with the twins before the football game, head to the game, get to bed late, get up early, prepare for tailgate, head to college game, visit with family and friends, get to bed late, get up early, head to church and before I realize it, the weekend is over and we are all left wishing for just one more day. Don't get me wrong, the weekend will be tons of fabulous fun! And those of you that really know me know that I am all about fun, but I am also all about His joy! And I am all about His joy being made full in me! I love fun and happy, but those things are temporary. His joy is deep and it lasts. When the crowd is gone and the day is quiet His joy remains.

So when I find myself with a morning that's wide open, I want to run into His presence, immerse myself in HIs word, and bask in His glory! Ahhhhhh, that His joy would fill my soul! Meet me there...more importantly, meet Him there! He waits for you!  Love love love Ruthie


  1. I love this one. Sometimes I just go through the motions of my day and it is hurried and rushed. I love the fast pace but long for the slow quiet moments. I think I long for that time to be with Him. Thank you for reminding me to slow down sit down and bask in His joy.

  2. I love this mom! You are such a JOYFUL encouragement to me. Seeking the fullness of His joy is so important! Love love love you!