Today Psalm 4:7 was the verse I picked to journal and do my S.O.A.P(previous blogs explain this) on.
S(scripture)-It says, “You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.”
O(observation)- Psalms is a cool book of the Bible. Much of it is praises to God. Praise for his faithfulness. Praise for his blessings. Praise for his protection.
A(application)- I have deep joy. Not just happiness others may experience when they come into alot of money, win lotto or are rich. It is a deep rooted joy in an eternal God and his eternal promises, not a joy rooted in temporary things/wealth can be be lost or stolen. In my experience, some of the most joyful people I know are also some of the poorest people I know. The opposite has also been true- some of the most miserable people I know have everything they could ever want to buy. My joy comes from the Lord, my creator and savior. He has saved me eternally but also saved me from living a meaningless life now. I have purpose and passion because of Jesus.
P(prayer)- thank you Jesus for the joy you give.