Fruit From the Planted Baby

What kind of example are we setting for those little ones around us who are so eager to grow up and be just like us? Perhaps, they can teach us somethings we've forgotten...

What kind of example are we setting for those little ones around us who are so eager to grow up and be just like us? Perhaps, they can teach us somethings we’ve forgotten…

What I Have Learned as I’ve Matured…  Don’t Be In Such a Hurry to Grow Up.

Why?

Children deal well with their fears…

They admit them.

Children deal well with their problems…

They ask for help.

Children deal well with their pain…

They cry.

Children deal well with their tension…

They play.

Children deal well with their uncertainty…

They ask questions.

Children deal well with their vulnerability…

They accept help.

Children deal well with their weaknesses…

They rely on those stronger than they.

Children deal well with their dreams…

They follow them.

If only KIDS knew what NOT to change

and

If only I could learn to be a kid again.

By: Amie Joy Chiarelli – Wylie

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What Happened?

Joy

Joy

I hurt, and at times I’m quite unhappy with God’s will for my life.  I will not lie.  It’s not like He doesn’t already know the things I wish weren’t so… But Happiness and Joy are not in and of the same. They are very different, indeed.  Happiness is based on happenstance and is fleeting. It’s circumstantial, at best. Joy is a Fruit of the Spirit, and it grows in the fertile ground of ashes.   It flourishes in the showers of the abundance of tears rained upon it.  It bears the bloom of peace in the most hostile climates, and it’s roots are ever gripped and clinging to the ONLY LOVE that Saves!  I once heard it said that Joy is “Peace, dancing.”  It takes the absence of happiness to sometimes be aware of the fullness of Joy.  I may be happy tomorrow, and if I am, so I’ll be… But if by happenstance I should not feel the airy lightheartedness of happiness… I will still have the fullness of Joy, and with that God will have again turned my mourning into dancing.

Oh, how I love and need Jesus every moment of every hour of every day… And I may not feel happy all the time, but I am His forever!!! This so sweet to trust in Jesus!

 ” I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13

© COPYRIGHT Amie Joy Chiarelli Wylie (reyajoy)

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

All posts and photographs published on https://sonshinegrove.wordpress.com/ is the original work of Amie Joy Chiarelli Wylie (reyajoy) (unless stated otherwise), and I retain full and sole ownership and rights to the usage and distribution of this content.