The Path Of Joy

You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11


The minute I saw the word “path”, this verse came to my mind.
You have made known to me the path of life…
I had to search for the rest. Funny how the Holy Spirit is like my brain’s Google search engine. 
I am grateful for the scripture that I have memorized and for the bits and pieces that I recall and can find when needed. Interestingly, I have been contemplating joy a lot lately. 
How it comes from one source.
The word that is an acronym for joy.
Jesus.
Others.
Yourself.
I had just wrote out those words on some rocks for my desk the other day.
I have always loved that reminder.
I heard it first in a lesson I was teaching at home with my daughter.
She remembers it too.
She saw the rocks on my desk and said, “I remember when we made a little craft of that”.
It reminds me and I remember it well.
The path to joy is through Jesus.
No shortcuts. 
We remember.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley Ditto
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 23:00:18

    I love this Dawn. So well written!

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  2. Pamela M. Steiner
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 01:27:32

    What a joyful thought! Thank you for sharing. I needed that tonight!

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  3. Jerralea
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 01:39:27

    I love that you wrote on JOY, which is my word for the year of 2012. I think you are right about spelling Joy, Jesus and Others and You. When we quit being so self-absorbed, we can focus on all the blessings He has given us.

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  4. Kelly
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 03:06:30

    Hi Dawn, stopping by your blog since you so graciously stopped by mine. This is amazing. 5 minutes…wow what can you do with an hour? I needed to hear this. So amazing.

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  5. Chatty Crone
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 03:26:45

    You are right – the path to joy is definetley JESUS! sandie

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  6. Modern Day Disciple
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 18:06:09

    Nice to see you here, my friend. Hope you are enjoying your break!

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  7. Anonymous
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 18:45:14

    What a wonderful 'path' scripture.

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