Diffuse My Soul with Joy

You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence – Acts 2:28 (AMPC).

What about those moments when God diffuses our soul with joy? He gives us understanding in this life, and then enraptures us. What a picture of God’s love and His amazing process!

Because we have free will, we choose how much we give of our lives to our heavenly Father: (Time in His Word, Time in prayer, Time living out what we’ve learned). Herein lies the rub. If I feel like my time is not my own, or that I won’t get everything done that I need done today, I may opt to spend time working my list, thinking about ALL that’s left to do, and wind up feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.

My heart can become overcharged with worldly (temporal) cares, and I will feel defeated before I even begin.

Image by Fernando Brasil

Today, let’s choose to lay our burdens (lists, bad news, conflict, loss, etc.) down. For just a few moments, let’s just be still and ask God for His help. Being still, with eyes closed, head tilted back, and letting His peace and love wash over.

Maybe take time to look up Scripture on peace, hope, love, and wisdom, and healing (in order of importance for you); and read these scriptures aloud, to refresh your soul. Experience God’s peace, and what it means to have your soul diffused with joy, because you are in His presence.

I pray His refreshing, renewal, and perspective wash over you today. That you will see things and people (including yourself) as God does. You are greatly and deeply loved by your Creator, and I pray this Truth, will fatten your bones.

And if you come across someone today who needs this reminder, may you share it with the love He’s lavished upon you.


Jacquie ♥

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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

15 thoughts on “Diffuse My Soul with Joy

  1. Amen.
    I love the reminder that our day does not belong to us. That shifts our perspective and certainly keeps us from becoming filled with apprehension, anxiety, worry, angst and everything else. When we devote our days to God and entrust all the activities we are left with peace knowing that He has orchestrated all the happenings and what was not done, was due to His command. I love your heart, Jacquie. ❤️

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  2. Yes. Jeanne, I believe that’s it. This is a learning process because letting go is a Big part of the faith walk. Sometimes I feel like I should have an enormous post it taped to my forehead that says; “Give it to God.” 😉 Blessings in this season of thanks.

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