Infectious Joy…

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Good morning, Family:

I hope you are all in a place of peace and internal joy, in Christ Jesus. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

New International Version (NIV)

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

I am so grateful for every time I am allowed the opportunity to meet new people and have new experiences.

Every day, each of us will pass by, speak with, or have an encounter with someone. My personal rule for my life, as a Christian and a human being, is to make sure that my response,  words or actions has made the encounter a positive experience.

Standing in line in a grocery store. Do I kindly talk to the person in front of me and within minutes we are laughing and smiling, or do I grumble about how long the wait is currently? Which response would bear “good fruit” in that moment?

I’m a Southerner, I say hello to everyone. However, depending on where a person is from, they may or may not respond back to me. Their response to my joy will not stop me from saying hello to thirty more people. My responsibility is to share love through my daily living. My prayer is for their joy to increase, under grace and perfect conditions. 

I encourage us all to maintain an energy and vibration of love, peace and joy.

Go in peace, while joyfully serving the Lord

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

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