I don’t know why but this morning I feel pretty great about everything in my life right now. I think for some time now I’ve been simply missing a lot of what I left behind in MN. I was amazed yesterday with everything that God has brought into my life over this past year. He has brought me to a place where I feel a lot of joy and excitement for where I’m at. This is good and bad at the same time.

What has also hit me this morning is that all along I haven’t been doing a very good job of simply choosing my attitude, choosing to live in the joy that God gives. The joy I have today is great, and there is no reason that I shouldn’t be able to continue living in that joy even when things seem rocky. Actually, my devotions today even talked about how Christ tested his disciples, and the question comes as to how I’m going to respond to his test, or tests, when it comes my way. Am I going to hold onto Christ and choose his joy or let the tests and the hard times bring me down?