Well Joy, the Christian thing for me to do is pray that you will come to know and have a personal relationship with Jesus, our Risen Savior. Jesus speaks to each of us continually. Some of us, unfortunately, are so enamored with ourselves that we cannot be quiet long hear Him.
When I see the morning sunrise and am serenaded by a songbird symphony, I marvel at creation. All that we see was created by One. One who became man and walked among us. He spoke to us then:
“The most important [commandment],” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31
Jesus speaks to us Joy. Each time we look around, each time we count our blessings, and each time we open the Bible and read, his words are there speaking to us. He said the second most important commandment is that I must love you as I love myself. That doesn’t mean that I embrace your thoughts or your behavior or that I have to like it when you express your belief that I am mentally ill nor does it prevent me from blowing you up should you present a threat to me or mine. It does mean that I desire the same good things for you that I do for myself. I wish you no harm, no ill will and that I pray the Lord will fill your heart with joy. Interesting isn’t it that your name implies that you are filled with happiness yet the words that come from your mouth certainly offer a different perception.
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Luke 6:45
Joy, I hope you find happiness and contentment in this life. Jesus speaks to all of us. In fact, he’d prefer to speak to you.
“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” – Mark 2:17
May God bless you.