What is Joy? Where do we get it?

First off according to the dictionary joy is the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying. It’s a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone you greatly valued or appreciate. It’s the expression or display of glad feelings, a state of happiness.

Scripture tells us that joy comes from the Lord. That’s is delighting in Him and all He has done for you. Joy is a choice. We get to choose how we are going to react to situations, people, and all the other things we come across in this life. I have included in this article some of my favorite scriptures on Joy and made this post easy for you to print so you can put these scriptures in an area where you can read them several times a day. The best way to choose Joy is to focus on the source of our Joy.

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Gratitude: A Different Perspective

A common theme this time of year, but how do you have a attitude of gratitude if everything in your life seems to be coming apart? How exactly do we “count it all joy” like it says in
James 1:2-4 KJV
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:2-4 KJV
This is something I have personally been grappling with since we were involved in a auto accident in 2005 that left me disabled and bedridden for twelve years. I fully believe, with everything in me that God means what He says in Romans 8:28 NIV.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 NIV

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RHG Magazine Feature Article

I’m so excited to have been featured in RGH Magazine!

You can read the article in the links at the bottom of this post or read my article in the attached pictures.

I will also be featured at Rebecca Hall Gruyter‘s Summer Star event August 24, 2019. If you are near Concord, California then I would love to get you a ticket to attend, just email me at Elizabeth@ElizabethClamon.com

RHG Magazine & TV Guide Fall into Balance 2019

You can now access it instantly HERE.

The day I ROCKED the World

Fifty-three years ago I made my appearance for the first time and boy, oh, boy was it a day that rocked their whole world. My entrance was a surprise, or so I’ve been told many times. It was just an ordinary day on a small family farm in Louisiana, chores had to be done, farm animals had to be tended to, and everyone was busy going about their responsibilities. Just another day, nothing spectacular or exciting until… Continue reading “The day I ROCKED the World”

Are you Pursuing Your Purpose with Passion?

What is Purpose?

“Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.” ―Bryant H. McGill

According to the Dictionary:

noun

  1. the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.”the purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee”
  2. motive, motivation, grounds, cause, impetus, occasion, reason, point, basis, justification “the main purpose of his visit”

verb formal

  1. have as one’s intention or objective.”God has allowed suffering, even purposed it”
  2. intend, mean, aim, plan, design, have the intention, have in mind, have a mind

Purpose can guide life decisions, influence behavior, shape goals, offer a sense of direction and create meaning. For some people, the purpose is connected to vocation—meaningful, satisfying work. For others, their purpose lies in their responsibilities to their family or friends.

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