A Joyful Heart

If we Christians keep a joyful heart
We look forward to each new day
Being compassionate to all we meet
Our Lord Jesus will show us the way.

If we aren't happy with our own life
It's hard to be happy with others
Let's all strive to keep a joyful heart
As should all Christian sisters and brothers.

A good attitude is most important as
it is displayed for others to see
And how we relate to those others
Determines how our life will be.

If we speak words before we think
And do things we know aren't right
We cause hurt and sorrow to others
Which is not pleasing in God's sight.

Once harsh words are spoken
They can never be taken back
We can't undo the things we've done
Let us think before we act.

God wants His children happy
Within our heart He dwells
But if we neglect His presence
By our actions, it always tells.

Let us keep our life in perspective
Let our outlook always be bright
Live each day as we know we should
Then we'll know our heart is right.

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he...
Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

[ by Emily McAdams Copyright © 2001 -- submitted by: Emily McAdams ]


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