Waiting with a Joyful Heart

Waiting with a Joyful Heart

       The month of February is all about hearts. It’s American Heart month. February 1st is National dark chocolate day, which is my favorite food group.  It is the shortest month of the year, yet it hosts 87 national day of’s…  Sounds like it’s a month of thought out celebrations. What I’d like to know is “How happy is your heart?” I passed by an outdoor church sign the other day that read “Waiting on God? Do what waiters do, Serve others”.  Everyone could, technically, serve others, but I’m sure there are some people you’ll enjoy the company of more than others. You can always tell when someone truly enjoys their job, as to those who just work there.

    The Bible states in Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine______

Psalms 51:10_           Hebrews 6:10__

    Serving without Joy is not fulfilling the purpose of serving. 1 Peter 4:10 says as each has received a gift, use it to serve another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Not sure what your gift is? No worries. You will not need to look for your gift, because your gift will find you when you are doing God’s will.   

       Whether it is singing, baking cakes, making phone calls, running errands for others or babysitting…Do it with a joyful Heart!

    I’ve always considered myself a patient person, but this last year the universe is trying my self-control. Did I really just get in line behind someone with 20 items and I only have 3?  Okay, be gracious and exhibit poise. After all, practice makes perfect. I pace from one foot to another like I’m going to miss the Ark sailing. I honestly don’t have any place important to be. I just decided that I am in a hurry. If you live in the south you understand that two people in front of you means a minimum of 15 minutes, and that is if they only have a few items. The friendly cashier is going to ask how every family member is and compliment her on her Mom’s Lemon icebox pie at last Sunday’s potluck. I am practicing honest felt smiles as I try not to fill my buggy with all the impulse purchase items after flipping through all the magazines with the skinny girls staring back at me on the covers. The more we practice waiting with a joyful heart it becomes habit to have one. After all, the cashier is just flourishing at her job, shouldn’t I at least be delightful as her customer?

    If you are still wondering about what to do in your Waiting on God time or serving others, here’s a list of National days that might spark your interest and lead to making a difference in someone’s day.

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