Now may God, the fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in Him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with His super-abundance until you radiate with hope.~Romans 15:13 TPT
Those moments when joy overflows my soul, the sweetness and goodness of the Holy Spirit brings tears to my eyes. I call them “joy bubbles.” These are moments when I marvel in the fact that I know the living God, and that He loves me with an everlasting, unconditional love.
These are fleeting moments, so cherished, so rich and full that I want to grab hold and never let go. These are moments where I sense the trueness of the song stanza, “it is well with my soul.” So easily lost, these divine moments are too quickly interrupted by a fast-paced life.
These are unexpected jewels of time that bubble up from deep inside my soul. These are bits and pieces of richness, beauty, and love that only our Heavenly Father provides.
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Father God, thank You for unexpected moments of joy that You place within my spirit. Right when I need them as a reminder of Your awesome love, they come. Thank You for these joy bubbles of encouragement.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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Meet Our Contributor
Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More, and a contributing author to Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).
Her prayer shawl ministry, Three-Strand Cord, focuses on imparting hope to ladies going through difficult times. Each recipient is gifted with a hand-crocheted or knitted prayer shawl she has prayed over with each stitch. When possible, Glenda delivers these shawls personally and prays with the recipients.
Those who know Glenda well are aware of her gifting as a prayer warrior. She is a powerhouse of prayer because of her close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
She is published at Answers2Prayer, Christian Devotions Ministries, PresbyCan, The Upper Room, and other ministries.
In her spare time, Glenda enjoys her role as “Grammy” to her two grandsons. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, and knitting.
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