I was so excited about the printable in the Illustrated Faith Newsletter last week. I can’t resist an old Sunday School song, and I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy (Down in my Heart) is one of my favorites!

I want to share my thought process with you. Most of the time I journal a page based on something I read in a devotional or book or something I learned in a sermon or small group. With this page, however, what I really wanted to do what use this printable in my Bible so I had to find an applicable verse. One way I like to do this is to use a Bible website – in this case biblegateway.com. I did a quick search for the words “joy heart”. One of the search results was Proverbs 17:22 “A joyful heart is good medicine…”

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Goodness, is that ever true! I knew right away this was a perfect page on which to add my new printable. The best part is that now this fun, old song is stuck in my head and I get to praise the Lord all the live long day as I hum it! “I’ve got the wonderful love of my blessed redeemer way down in the depths of my heart!” Can I get an AMEN?!

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2 Comments
  1. Liz 4 years ago

    Tai, I want to thank you for this. At 10:10 this morning I got a phone call. I was told that a very very dear friend had finally passed from her cancer. We really had a bond that was closer than even sisters. It feels to me like the Lord is giving me permission to grieve and still be joyful with the verse directly above the one you circled. I know that sounds strange, and it may not make much sense to anyone else. But I wanted to thank you, for being the vessel through which I received that message. He is so good to us. He gives us just what we need in a hard time. Thank you

    God bless you always,
    Liz

  2. Susan 4 years ago

    Here comes a hand raised AMEN!

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