Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Unspeakable Joy Movement

1 Peter 1:8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.

     There is a growing trend here in America. As Christians, especially, we gripe and complain. We spend our days offended and hurt. We are negative and unhappy. But I am choosing a new way. 

1Thessalonians 5:16 Be joyful always.

I am choosing to live a life of joy

Living a life of joy is to live a full life. Being joyful always is looking at the storms you've been given and finding the joy that comes from it. Folks, this is not easy. We all face hard times. We all struggle. But each day, God wakes us up and gives us a new chance. 

James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. 

I could complain that last night I didn't get much sleep. This morning, some of my kids didn't wake up happy either. But as the mother, my morning mood will affect everyone. 

Do you ever have a day that isn't going so well and then being around a joyful person just completely uplifts you? Do you want to help be apart of a movement to live a joyful life? Do you want others to see you with that unspeakable joy and become hungry for Christ?

Sometimes, as a mother, I fall to my knees to God and ask him to fill me with joy again. Sometimes, when I find my joy escaping, I step outside to some quiet, take a deep breath, and admire God's creation. I listen for the birds. I will hear a morning dove make her calls. I feel the wind brush past me. Those deep breaths I take give me reassurance that I am getting a new chance. I am forgiven and I celebrate that His mercies are new. There is something about the great outdoors that really reconnects me to Him. I feel the joy returning and I'm able to finish my day. Do you have a place that you can go to ask God to refill your joy?

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

I am going to share my unspeakable joy through this blog. If you carry on a conversation with me in person, you may notice that I am not complaining with you. That is because I want to choose joy instead. I may slip at times as any person does as we are all sinners. But my new motto is living with joy. As a believer, I want to share my joy in knowing Him and bring others to Christ. 

Let's stop the negative vibes that seem to promote more unhappiness. Don't give the devil any satisfaction and let's glorify God instead. Let's look for moments of joy each day and share that joy with others. Let's "be kind to one another and build each other up? (1Thessalonians 5:11)"

I want to live a joy that's unspeakable. How about you


  1. We truly think a like! I love you Carrie, and thanks so much for sharing this. I think this way completely too!!! Life is filled to it's fullest the way God intended when lived out this way!

    1. Thanks Heather for your comment! I'm so thankful for our friendship!

  2. Great article! Nothing like sharing your life with someone who has unspeakable joy.