Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Restoration Of JOY

Hello, have I been gone too long that now, when I finally blog again, will anyone care? LOL

It has been almost a year since my last post. I have not really felt much like writing for the past year or so. In fact, I haven't even written much music for over a year. It seems that I have lost something, my passion for writing, songwriting, blogging, Facebook, tweeting, even just picking up the phone and talking to friends and family. I have been pretty introverted for some time now and I am actually getting sick of myself, my problems, frustrations, lack of joy, faith, etc.

So whether I feel much like writing, I am going to try and share at least one blog a month. I am ready to return to a joyful state of mind where sorrows, frustrations, and disappointments are just temporary; return to a place where I am no longer just surviving but living life to the fullest; return to the place where JOY lives, fervently bubbling out of the soul, splashing over into every aspect of my life, my husband's life, my children's lives, and the lives of my family and friends!

The Bible says, "weeping may endure for the night but Joy comes in the morning" and instead of 'sleeping' through the sunrise and only living in the shadows, I am ready to let the SON shine in on my soul, illuminating the dark places, dispelling the gloom, and lighting up every corner of my mind, heart, and soul!

Shine Jesus, shine! Light me up like a Christmas tree! Make me sparkle again...happy with whatever comes my way!

Restore unto me the JOY of my salvation, cleanse me again. Restore unto me the FAITH of my fathers, help my unbelief and dispel my doubt about where and what you want me to be. Restore my SONG, make it new and may it reverberate through my soul. Restore the FRIENDSHIPS that I have allowed to grow fallow. Restore FAMILY connections, make them stronger than ever before.

Hopefully someone will actually read this ;-) and be encouraged to strive for JOY in every aspect of your life. Perhaps you have struggled with a lack of faith, joy, and peace in your life lately. Be encouraged to know that we HAVE JOY available to us, if we just seek HIS face every morning and allow HIM to carry our troubles and sorrows. It is just that easy. Join me in pulling ourselves up out of the muck and mire, and let's let the SONshine in!!!


1 comment:

CHERI BAGATO said...

Hello Sis McVay,
I dont know you personally, but I have read your blog periodically. I just have to comment on the "restoration of Joy"
first i want to say that I am praying that GOD will restore your JOY more abundantly and more than you had.....
I received this from someone, since I have not been thankful for everything i have had:
BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE WHAT YOU'VE GOT.
God Bless,
Cheri Bagato, Glendale Arizona
Pastor Garrett's church.