Sunday, January 12, 2014

Worry vs. Joy

"Worry is a place of pain -- let's come away from there. Worry is practicing the absence of God's presence; Joy is the practice of breathing in God's Presence...God's very name YHVH (יהוה) means "Presence" --- I AM.

"You make known to me the path of life: in Your PRESENCE there is fullness of JOY." Ps. 16:11

The present moment is the only place joy can be received --- because it is the very place where God's presence is: I AM. So just for today? Keep breathing deep & Practice the Present Moment: Joy is always the practice of breathing in God's Presence..."

~Ann Voskamp, author of One-Thousand Gifts 


Connie Mae Inglis said...

I just started reading "One Thousand Gifts" and am already IN LOVE with this book. I wish I could buy it for EVERYONE I know and make them read it. It's not just the topic I love but her use of language and imagery. Amazing!!!!!! I wish I could write like that.
Keep seeking God's JOY, Kim. Together, we can get FAT-ter! Love you.

Lovella said...

Wow!! I LOVE these quotes! I think I need to buy this book. It sounds inspirational! Going to look on amazon RIGHT NOW!!