This week I wanted to scream!
I realize that everyone has down days and everyone has up days. I am one of those “everyone’s”, so I totally get that.
But have you ever been in situations where NO ONE in your world seems to appreciate an upbeat spirit? And I don’t mean “appreciate” as in needing to be commended for it. I mean, in all reality, being in situations where you are just truly being you, being as much of a light as you possibly can to others, being friendly, reaching out, smiling, joking, and just no one is responsive? In fact, everyone looks at you like you are an alien or something! It stinks!
That was me a lot of this week, and I am dumbfounded right about now. I’m still pondering it all.
So, I want to encourage my friends, just as I have been receiving encouragement from my dear husband for my little old self: GO AHEAD AND KEEP ON JUMPING!
Jump for Joy in Jesus…
Jump because it’s fun…
Jump because you want to…
Jump even while you run!
Man! Where’s the fun, yo?!?!
And if you feel discouraged because every which way you turn, you feel like everyone around you is intent on being a walking zombie, jump some more.
And some more, and more and more.
Just Jump Already!
You might even jump right into prayer….
Or jump into the Word to see what God has to say about it all…
Or, like I did, jump right into the arms of the one or two people in your world who can encourage you, support you, and help you to remember that regardless of the zombie-like reactions we may face when we jump for joy in Jesus, we can, and should, keep on shining our light, love, friendly disposition, cheerful and fun-loving selves all over the place.
We can keep jumping, even when we might be doing it all alone.
And we should jump at the chance to do so. Every.Single.Time.
Jump on these verses now already!
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Psalm 13:5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 40:16 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “The LORD be exalted!”
And finally, here’s a fun song to make you go jump –
Keep your eye on the prize, friends.