Wednesday, 3 August 2016

What is Joy?

We often misunderstand 'Joy' as being 'happy'. However it runs a lot deeper than simply being happy. Being happy is an emotional state of being, but Joy is a fruit of God's Spirit living within us. So, in a simplistic way - we can be filled with Joy, but not feel happy. It does seem strange, but I wonder how you feel about that?

Here are a few other thoughts on Joy:

"But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." - Galatians 5:22-23

“Joy is the by-product of obedience.” - Traditional. 

"Joy is prayer; 
joy is strength: 
joy is love; 
joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls." - Mother Teresa

May you experience God's JOY in your heart today

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