I have been given a place; a role in this home. Each morning I awake, I try to prepare for the coming of the day. Self fights me hard. Constantly wanting it's own way. There is so much unrest in an undisciplined life. So much frustration that comes when I am outside the place I have been given.
But when I remain inside that heart-place; when I weave my heart steadfast into the work God has placed before me, joy finds me. I don't create it and I don't will it. When I focus that which He has laid out for me and serve as a gift back to Him, joy finds me there. Joy isn't found in the "doing", it is found in the "being". I don't need to seek out the doing--as the Spirit leads me, He becomes me. That's where joy is--in His leading and the reality that I just can't help but follow Him.
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. Psalm 119:111