I love taking a pause and asking myself; Are you happy or joyful? I want to be joyful all the days of my life. Happiness, needs for something to happen. You know, for example, I am happy I have food to eat. It is the outcome of an occurrence of something positive. Being joyful on the other hand, requires Jesus to stir things up for you. Being joyful is actually a command for us from the word of God.
Be Joyful Always1 Thessalonians 5:16
As we continue to walk with God, and get to know Him better, we start to grow in Him and bear good fruit.
Being Joyful is a manifestation of the fruit of the spirit. A fruit comes when something has grown and has matured.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY, peace ……Galatians 5:21-22
Now being joyful is not by own strength. It is by God’s power and is God’s will for us. It is the most important part of thriving in your walk with God.
I want you to experience Joy everyday. I want you to walk hand in hand with God to know that nothing happens to you, that he has not allowed. God allowed the devil to torment Job.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
God loves you so much that even when things are not going your way, you find it easier to stick by Him than to start finding your own way out.
There is nothing wrong with being happy. However, why would you settle? Why would you have the icing when you have access to the full cake!
My sisters, Joy is your portion. The Psalmist sang, restore unto me the Joy of your salvation. This is where it all starts. Living a full life is God’s plan for you. Are you taking your time to understand God’s plan for your life? Are you seeking him for the plan of your life?
I urge you to seek Joy. I love watching Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix. See how seeking and keeping only the things that spark joy in your life creates so much balance in your life!
I want you to be joyful. To thrive in God’s plan for your life.
Thank you for stopping by darling!
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