Joy, joy, joy, sing for joy, shout for joy, worship the King, the source of joy!

I just read a psalm I wrote two years ago about joy. Even though I wasn’t experiencing joy at the time of the reading; by the time I finished, I wanted to write about joy. Here’s the psalm:

I will sing for joy to Him who loves me. With shouts of exultation I will give Him glory. He has strengthened me with His joy. He comes with hope and the light of morning. He arises in my heart with joyful singing. Praise His holy name!

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How true it is that what we focus on, we become. This truth encourages the heart to pursue that which we desire to possess or that which we don’t want in our life. It is important to think about what we are thinking about:

  • Where’s my focus?
  • Does my calendar, and resource expenditure reflect what I desire?
  • What needs to be in my life?
  • What needs to be re-prioritized?
  • What do I feel called to?

If your focus has been fuzzy, or you have veered away from your purpose, things will become clear as you answer these questions. As we head into 2020, I pray God’s vision will be clarified in each of us. That we will pursue what He has placed in our hands with joy and a heart to please Him.

God bless you as you focus on His unique plans for your life of love and service.


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.

28 thoughts on “Focus

  1. Focus is vital. There are so many opportunities to get sidetracked. I always try to remember that quality is more important than quantity, and pray for direction so I make right choices.

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  2. Love your poem what a lovely flow of words. Focus is something I’ve been refining – saying no to commitments that side track me from my goals – and digging in deeper where I feel my path is leading. All the while praying for direction, and finding joy. Good post!

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  3. So well said……I know so many people who have chosen the word JOY this year. Yes what we focus on the most, we become. May we keep our focus on the LORD JESUS, all that HE is and all that HE has done for us as sinners. Keep the focus on the Cross!!

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