Friday, January 16, 2009

Commiting our ways to the Lord

"Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and he shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him."
~ Psalm37:5-7

"The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived - not looked forward to as though the "real" living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow."

~ Elizabeth Elliot from Let Me Be a Woman

Let us be faithful in committing our ways unto the Lord in all that we do everyday. Even in the often invisible things that we do around the home to keep it running and cozy we can purpose in our hearts to do all for the glory of our Lord. Let us live life to the fullest resting in Him.

~ Joyful Wife

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rejoicing in the Lord!

"Let all those rejoice who put their trust in You: let them every shout for joy, because you defend them; let those who love your name be joyful in You." Psalm 5:11

Welcome to my blog Joy In The Lord! I am Shannon the joyful wife to my dear husband and best friend Robby Maddox who became my husband on September 13, 2008. I am a stay at home wife whose chief delights are loving God and my husband, homemaking, simple living, gardening, cooking, sewing, reading, violin, and spending time with my family and Robby's family.

My mission with this blog as in all things is to glorify and honor and exult the name of the Lord. Without God in my life it would be meaningless and in Him I find great joy and purpose for all my days as He leads me. My call in life is to serve the Lord with gladness and to lay down my life in service for my family as I embrace all that He has for me in my calling as a woman of God. I believe that life with God is full of abundant joy and that is what I plan to blog about. :)

~ Joyful Wife