Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fruit of the Spirit - Joy

I don't know about you, but when I read some of the Psalms I just want to jump up out of my chair, raise my arms and dance! They are so joyful, uplifting and full of hope.

"Joy is in the presence of the Lord!" (Psalm 16:11)

David desired to be restored in the joy of God's salvation. (Psalm 51:12)

Psalm 66:1 says, "Shout for joy to God, all the earth," and Psalm 100:2 tells us to "worship the Lord with gladness, come before him with joyful songs!"

We find in Psalm 126:3 that, "The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy."

There are many more Psalms that tell us of joy, but we can find it in other books of the Bible, too.

Isaiah 12:3 tells us that water will be drawn from the well of salvation with joy and the humble will increase their joy in the Lord. (Isaiah 29:19)

As a mother I agree with 111John 1:4 that says, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."

Did you know that there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent? (Luke 15:7)

All of this makes my cup run over with joy! In a world of chaos we need all the joy we can find. You know where to look for some.

Nehemiah 8:10 "...the joy of the Lord is your strength."

Gratitude (prompts found on aholyexperience.com)
A gift n a plate, pot, package
1. Breakfast served in bed
2. Homemade soup
3. A present from a friend

Phil 1:4
In all my prayers for all of you,
I always pray with joy.



  1. I always feel that joy is the celestial root of the more mundane thing we call happiness in this realm. Happiness is more fragile... Joy has strong wings!


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