a harvest of joy

“Everyone to whom God has given wealth, and possessions and the power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil–this is the gift of God. For he will not remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart” (Eccl. 5:19)

Blessings, like children, are not ethereal and weightless. Sometimes they feel like they come at you like a Kansas hail storm–they might leave a welt! But if you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil, God will give you the kind of overwhelming joy that cannot remember the details.

So rejoice in your children. Look them in the eyes and give thanks. You will not even remember the work of all this planting when the harvest of joy overwhelms you.
-Rachel Jankovic, Loving the Little Years


and here it is:
the type of overwhelmed that i would like to be.

i’m thanking God for the attitude adjustment he has given me this past week; i was sinking down, sinking down. the past few weeks, i could only say i was so tired and everyday it seems i was telling bryan “i can’t”

but God doesn’t have that kind of overwhelmed for me; rather i will be overwhelmed with a harvest of joy!


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