"A Joyous Life?" By, Nancy Alexander
Is Joy More Important Than Happiness?…
A dear friend told Steve, my husband, several years ago that JOY was more important in life than happiness. He was right! He is right! You can't find happiness without joy.
James 1:2-6, 12 says… "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who know him."
God has chosen to anoint us with Grace, Joy, and Happiness these last two years. Steve and I both carry small silver pocket stones which are soft and smooth from our handling with the word "Joy" inscribed upon them. These stones remind us each day that we have been given the most amazing gift we might ever hope to receive.
We are happy and joy filled every single day. God is blessing our lives beyond our imaginings with each other and with our wonderful family. Our boys have chosen Godly, beautiful women as wives, and they have given us grandchildren who definitely know the definition of JOY much more than most could ever hope!
We are blessed with an online business which includes a new coaching club which definitely has God's hand upon it! This new coaching site, "Best Of Nancy" is really an answer to prayer. I have been given the awesome opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of so many women. Some of these women face health problems such as I did for so many years. To be able to help them set up businesses and sell online is amazing!
I want to thank each of our new members in "Best Of Nancy", and for all of our friends who have been beside us as we travel on this remarkable journey. We aren't there yet…we truly believe the best is yet to come! We truly believe God has amazing plans for our lives. In the meantime, as we travel this road, we are filled with immeasurable JOY!