A Beautiful Word To Ponder Today: Joy – What is the meaning of Joy and where does Joy come from? What is the difference between Joy and Happiness? How can I experience Joy?
Joy is a gladness in our heart no matter our circumstances.
Chaos can be happening all around you and your joy will not be stolen. Joy is an inner gladness that won’t be shaken! Real joy comes from knowing and obeying God in everything! As we obey God and His instructions in His Word; we experience the Joy of the Lord. The joy of the Holy Spirit rises in us. Nehemiah 8:10 saids, “The joy of the Lord is my strength”. God’s joy gives us great strength to press on and be happy, in spite of our situations. John 16:24, “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full“. It pleases the Lord God to bless His children with merriment of heart with joy and gladness. His love is joy to feed your soul! It is His good pleasure to fill us with joy everlasting.
God is the “foundation of our life” and what “we get” to experience; nothing happens without Him. How do you get to feel Joy in the Lord? ● Discover the Lord’s purpose for you. You are more than ordinary….. you are extraordinary! Finding one’s purpose brings fulfillment and happiness! ● As we praise God in Worship, our heart’s are filled with joy. Worship Him! ● Another key in finding joy is to recognize God’s hand in your life, even during challenging moments. ●Look for God in the little things. Be appreciative for the simple joys you get to feel; like, seeing a smile on a child’s face; or hearing the laughter of children playing. ● Try having a heart filled with gratitude and watch your joy multiply.
Happiness may come and go, but joy remains. The stage set for happiness is sometimes staged with what our circumstances present to us, but not so with joy.
Romans 15:13 “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” When we make God our foundation for every aspect of our lives, we find true and genuine joy. Joy for a lifetime. Joy unspeakable and full of glory. Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
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