Where does Joy come from? And how does one live a life filled with daily Joy?
The answer is.. Through Jesus Christ we can have indescribable Joy! The Joy of the Lord is a feeling like none other..This feeling is something that no one can change within you and though certain circumstances in our life may challenge us in our day, We still have the choice to turn it around and decide to have a Joyful day instead of a stressful day! God sends us many things in our life that helps us to find Joy, such as..Seeing a sky full of stars, watching your children play, when a friend comes to visit or even when you find money in your wallet you didn't know that you had! Those things are all from God! He sends us these little things that I like to call "faith finds" We mysteriously find all of these wonderful blessings in our life because God sees that we need to have a reason to smile, He knows when we're suffering through our week to make ends meet in our lives so God often intervenes for the ones who love him and choose to serve him!
Often we cry out to God in our times of sorrow and misfortune, Sometimes it seems like it takes a long time to get a response from God But don't worry he heard your cry for help and he's getting everything together right now to meet your need!
In order for us to truly have Joy in our lives we must first desire to be happy and joyful, Next we must seek God for direction in our lives, We must also read the Bible and apply it to our daily lives..in other words what we need is to look around us to realize what area in our lives is God missing from, Once you answer that important question it all seems to fall into it's rightful place with God's help!
Happiness isn't just a mere feeling..It's a choice we must make daily and sometimes hourly..as often as we need Joy we can certainly have it! God wants us to be happy as often as we can be and to claim his word into our lives! We have to learn how to build ourselves up through the word of God and choose to be happy and joyful! Doesn't it feel amazing when you have a smile to share with your friends and family? Doesn't it feel good to pass a smile along to a stranger while you're in town simply grocery shopping?
I don't know about you, But it makes me happy and joyful anytime I make others smile, It's one of the most precious gifts in life, offering someone a feeling of hope, even for a mere moment, it really does make all the difference in the world!
So here's what I want you to do today, Wake up and get out of bed, grab a quick breakfast, read a small verse that you can remember all day long and choose to be happy today! And anytime you start to feel down remember that verse you read and pass a smile along to a friend..That always makes my day.. to make others smile! (Isaiah 49:13) "Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted."