So I am a crazy David Crowder fan! He is one of my all time favorite artists. Perhaps because I love to sing his songs on the top of my lungs when no one is around! 🙂 but anyways.. my current favorite song is You are my Joy. It’s a very simply song proclaiming that You (God) is my joy. Joy is a different emotion. We often equate it with happiness, but I think that is a poor definition of joy. One definition of Webster that I like is “a source or cause of delight.” So another way of singing You are my Joy would be to say You are my cause of delight! Even when the world is crashing down around me, I can have joy. I may not be happy, in fact I may be any of a million different emotions and none of them happy, but I can be joyful. I can have joy because I am finding my joy-my source of delight-in the Creator of the universe! It is found in the Son of God who died on the cross for me. And who in times of despair or happiness has provided a way for me to experience joy. And lately, joy has been rising from my soul! As the Psalmist says in Psalm 43:4, I will praise my God with Joy!! I am over half-way in my support raising efforts for Africa which is a huge reason to celebrate! But above that, my team has become a second family and I haven’t even met them yet. They are my prayer warriors, friends, confidantes, and sources of laughter and joy. I cannot wait to meet them. God has truly blessed my life and I can say with confidence in the good and the bad- YOU ARE MY JOY!!
If you haven’t heard the song, a link to listen is below! It’s amazing!