Ever seen this acrostic? Simple really. I often remind my kids about it in Sunday School. What does JOY stand for? They all know. Jesus first, Others next, and Yourself last. So simple and yet so profound. The ironic thing about living out this little play on words is that when we truly live for Him and others it ultimately is very rewarding to us. God didnt choose us just so we could occupy a seat on the pew. God wants to bless us so that we may bless Him and others.
Genisis 12:2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing.
Zech 8:13O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you that you may become a blessing.