But today was more than that. Renee Rowan Basel was here in concert. (Pastors take note. She has an awesome ministry! You can get her latest album on iTunes. You should book her!)
As I stood in the back the auditorium I watched as the Holy Spirit moved on certain peoples lives. I watched as some who had no idea of who Jesus was, witnessed the passion and love a church has for their Savior. I witnessed some who just rested in the words of songs and took a moment to take a collective breath and rest.
This was followed by one of the most wonderful fellowship dinners I can recall in recent memory. People finished eating, but just hung around and took time to share their lives with each other. It was so worth it.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Joy in a constant. Why? Because Christ never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. When you connect your joy to happiness, it always changes. You're up today and down tomorrow. But when you connect your life to joy. It becomes your foundation, even during your struggles.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I need your joy today. AMEN