Read Proverbs 15:13 (

Do you want to enjoy life?
Of course you do!!

We can think that amazing things will make us happy and so we spend energy chasing after the latest things and the bigger thrills.

The truth is you can do something amazing, but if your heart is worried as you do it, even though you have been looking forward to it, you will not enjoy it.
However, if your heart is happy, you can smile, even when life goes wrong and find joy in the simplest things.

So, make your heart a priority, let Jesus’ love fill your heart and you will find joy everywhere.


God’s Got Your Back

Here’s a shortcut life lesson: the quicker you accept that God is in complete control of life and the universe, and that you are not, the happier you’ll be.

Trying to hold the reins of your life, instead of handing them to God, is exhausting and futile. I love what John Piper says, that ‘God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.’

Relaxing in the sure safe knowledge that God has your back and sees around every corner frees you up to enjoy his daily goodness to you. And your trust and surrender is a beautiful Jesus-magnet to people caught up in the stress and uncertainty of life.

‘your Father knows what you need before you ask him.’ (Matthew 6v8)




Go deeper with this week’s extended post here:

Growing Joy


People sometimes see Christians as cheesy fakes with perma-grins. As in, ‘Jesus wants me for a sunbeam…’ Even if my folks are getting divorced or my brother has cancer or my girlfriend cheated.

Joy is supposed to happen to us when we become Christians (Galatians 5v22). Does that mean I have to be happy all the time?

I’m happy when life goes my way. Like, we win the game. The shoes are on sale. Happy!
I’m joyful when – good times or bad – I can thank God for being perfect in love, power and wisdom, and for working all things together for my good and his glory.

Jesus never promised non-stop happiness. But he offers deep, abiding, supernatural joy. Talk to him about it today?

Galatians 5 here: