Is A Lack of Joy A Spiritual Warning Flag?

The light breaks through

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There is a sense in some circles that being joyful is not a part of the Christian life. The tension is between reverence of God and the joyful expression that others may see as drawing attention to oneself.  I understand the delicate balance, but I also recognize that if what we do for the Lord does not give us joy and fulfillment how long can we survive the rigors of Christian service.

Is there a place for joy in Christian service?

George Bernard Shaw said, “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one: the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap, and being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”  – Jon Johnston, Courage…

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82-Year-Old Woman With Dementia Gets Her Memory Back After Changing Her Diet

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I AM two of the most powerful words, for what you put behind them determines your reality. The words “I am”, which you consistently use to define who you are and what you are capable of. Throughout life you have been through a conditioning process that has created a mind-set overflowing with I am nots. 

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My Colour Palette

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We have all sorts of tags to attach to people we meet in everyday life. With some, we have an instant connection, while some annoy us even from a distance. Some invoke a sick feeling in us when they speak, while some wear funny clothes. Some have a funny way of walking, while some are born with great sense of humour. Some are just adorable being themselves.

You must be wondering why I’m telling you all this? There’s an assortment of people, but so what? My point is, don’t be very picky when it comes to people. Welcome all those who want to be with you. You need all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle in order to see the big picture, and you need all the colours in the palette to make the painting colourful.

“But Riyaz, it all sounds very nice to hear when you write it in…

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It’s The Climb!

If that isn’t inspiration to keep moving, I don’t know what is. Love the photo as well.

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Try to recall an event where you actually succeeded in doing something the way you planned it, or you at least achieved what you planned to achieve. Well, I have, on many occasions and this is what I feel when I reach there. Little success stories on a small measure inspire me to dream bigger and chase the big mountains.

It feels peaceful when you’ve climbed the mountain and reached at the top. Being on the top of your worries, troubles and hurdles, overcoming them and sitting on the throne, feeling the chill of the dangers around, and blinded by the mist of the mighty, it is indeed very unique and awe-inspiring for someone from the plains.

But that’s never permanent. No matter how much you enjoy the view from the top, you simply cannot stay there. It’s not meant to be. You either come back down, or look to…

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