Joyfulness fills my heart as I give thanks for the spirit of God.
A familiar song reminds me “I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.” When I hear something upbeat, I can’t help but feel uplifted in Spirit—something I keep in mind for when I’m less than joyous. Through prayer, I connect at a heart and soul level to the loving, rejuvenating spirit of God. Prayer helps me let go of worries and opens my heart to a greater awareness of the unlimited, unconditional blessings of God. Prayer enables me to see my life and my concerns on a spiritual plane; to know that appearances are not the true picture of what is occurring. Beyond what I can see or hear is God, and God is at work in my life. With that knowledge, I am uplifted, I am confident. I feel true joy down in my heart!
And all the people went up following him, playing on pipes and rejoicing with great joy.—1 Kings 1:40