January 26, 2011
Perhaps you have been following the tumult in the West Virginia capitol during this regular session. At a time like this, there are a lot of words that could be used to describe life and work in the capitol. I do not think “Joy” would be one of them.
For many in the capitol, their happiness is tied to the circumstances around them. Winning (or losing) elections. Gaining (or relinquishing) positions of leadership. Prevailing (or experiencing defeat) on important issues. Their whole lives are tied to success or failure in the uncertainties of politics.
This week’s capitol Bible study is entitled, “Finding Joy in Life at the Capitol”. (You can download the study notes here.) It is our prayer that those serving in the capitol community would find their joy in Jesus Christ, not in the tumultuous circumstances of life in statehouse.
Please pray for us as we have the opportunity to distribute the notes, meet with leaders, lobbyists, and staff, and hold our Bible studies on Thursday. Let me leave you with this from our study: “It is when we fill our minds and hearts with Jesus Christ instead of the things of this world that we experience real joy”.
State Director, West Virginia