It could mean… shut up!
Or, shhh… because the baby is sleeping.
Or, stillness… so quiet you can hear a pin drop.
Today I read a devotional called “The Power of Giving.” And the message was that of giving thanks. Being thankful.
We sometimes lose our joy or maybe just misplace it. One way joy will disappear is…
I have to confess, I have found myself caught up in some of that lately. Not continually grumbling to the world. Mostly grumbling in my heart or behind closed doors.
When things aren’t going my way. When sickness entered my family. When things just aren’t fair. When change just isn’t happening soon enough.
I was convicted as I read the devotional about the 1000 pennies this lady had hidden all over her house. She was determined to get her joy back. So every time someone in the family found a penny, they had to give thanks for something.
I thought of the parable of the woman with the lost coin. I know that it’s a message of redemption. Finding a lost soul and rejoicing in their salvation. That’s what Jesus is great at. He is always finding and saving those that are lost.
Not only that…
He finds me in my sadness.
He finds me in my brokenness.
He finds me in my sin.
He finds me in my grumbling.
And He comforts me.
He heals and restores me.
He cleanses me.
He convicts me, then fills me.
Today, I am thankful that Jesus doesn’t leave me in that place of grumbling.
I’m thankful that the Holy Spirit convicts me and sets me straight.
I’m thankful that my Heavenly Father understands what’s going on in my heart and loves me enough to pull me to His side to silence my disappointments.
I’m going search for hidden pennies today.
Will you join me?
Living in HIS Joy!