Hey, ladies! Today, we will be talking about joy, as you can see from the title. Let’s get started!
Joy is important because it keeps everyone on earth from wandering around grumbling about everything. Joy has many sources. One example of mine is when my baby sister was born. I really did cry tears of joy (I have three brothers). Other sources can be holidays, relatives coming to visit, etc. Some people just have a joyful spirit. Not all sources of joy are lasting, however. This is because of our sinful world. The only lasting joy comes from Christ. This is the kind of joy that is mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23.
This was when Nehemiah and Ezra read the Law to the people of Israel after they came back from exile: “Then he said to them, ‘Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.'” Nehemiah 8:10
So, here are some ways to show the joy of Christ:
- Obey the authorities with cheerfulness.
- Don’t complain when things don’t go your way, or when something doesn’t go as planned.
- Smile at everyone you meet.
Have a great day!!! 🙂