Monday, October 17, 2011


The bible talks about "Joy" over one hundred times in the bible......

Colosssians 1:11
May you be strengthened  with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.

Romans 12:12
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation- be in constant prayer.

James 1:2
Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.
1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressive and filled with glory.

2 Corinthians 8:2
For in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of  joy, their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.

What steals our joy?
Is it just part of Adam's sin?
What gives us joy?
What takes it away?

As long as we are in this world- our flesh will moan and groan.
Nothing will be wrong- but..... or is something wrong.
Even the world moans in pain.
We are not home yet....
Yet we moan for joy- we look everywhere for joy.
Cant you hear someone calling, " Joy, Where are you?"

Joy comes in the morning
Joy is everlasting
Joy can only come from God.

If we are saved and on our way to spend an eternal life with our father- then why do we beg for joy? We should be jumping up and down- Crying- Weeping- Thanking God for Joy!

Joy cannot be bought or even earned...... Joys comes from God.
Spend time with our Lord
Pray without ceasing
Read his word.
Why do we make things so complicated?
Joy is a gift
Joy is free
Ask for Joy unspeakable and full of glory

Go to bed- claiming Joy
Wake up and claim Joy
In all ways acknowledge him
What will I chose today?
I choose Joy
I will see Joy in all things- in all ways- in all circumstances.
Pray for Joy- it is the second fruit of the spirit after Love-
With a Joyful heart-