Finding Joy in the Journey
Posted on November 30, 2018 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
This title is a reminder to me and I’ve seen it in wall hangings and t-shirts. But the first place I saw it was on a bracelet. It said “Find joy in the journey.” I loved it. In 1 Corinthians 9:24 it says, “Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. ” Now far be it from me to disagree with the word of God. Yet as I watch others running the race of life with their heads facing forward looking to the prize at the end of life the crown of glory, I feel sad. Yes I look forward to the day when I am face to face with the Lord and He says “well done good and faithful servant.” But my quote that I like reminds me that if I focus just on what is at the end of my race I will miss all that the Father has for me here. This is what I see in others. All the little “gems” or “hugs” that Father has for us along the way are missed. Those little things like when you just feel down and someone comes over and says you look like you need a hug, and gives you one. That is from the Father.
Bask in that, take time to praise Him and feel the love and care from Him. Or when a friend gives you a cup of coffee just at the time you needed it, thats a gem from your Father. Everyday God leaves us little gems to find and enjoy, but if we focus on finishing the race we miss those things. So slow down look around and “Find Joy in the Journey.” And maybe be that joy for someone else in their journey. God gave of this life to grow and be more like Jesus and He also wants His children to enjoy what He is giving us now too.
Written by Robbin Weinhardt: Robbin Weinhardt is a Part-Time Dining Room hostess and a Women of Character graduate. She is married to Ray Weinhardt, who works in our kitchen and is a Colony of Mercy Graduate.
Think About This: ‘I find joy in every day, not because life is always good, but because God is.” – Pastor Rick Warren
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4