Uncontrollable Joy

Sunday, June 23. We went to the Inland Church in the morning and spent a relaxed afternoon sitting outside getting to know each other better. We were a team of 14, three women and 11 men, from different churches, so it was great to spend time bonding.

Church was such an interesting experience. Seeing the Liberian people spontaneously dance, sing, and shout out praise to God was very different than what I’m used to. But it was their way of expressing their deep love of Christ. They can’t contain themselves.

“Church this morning was incredible! The people are so passionate, so alive in their love of Christ….Church started at 11 and went until 1, about an hour sooner than it usually runs.”

The outpouring expression of love, the uncontainable joy I saw, was a great reminder to me. I asked myself the hard question “What does my love for God look like? Is it uncontrollable? Does it spill over into other parts of my life, of my day?” The answer is sadly, “Not really.” It really motivated me to reevaluate my priorities.

So I’ll ask you the same question, hard as it is. Is your love of God overflowing in your life?

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