Fruit of the spirit – Joy


Joy. This is a word that is talked about throughout the Bible. David talks about joy, Jesus talks about Joy, Paul talks about joy. In fact one of the fruits of the spirit is joy.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
~Galatians 5:22-23a

So, joy is a fruit of the spirit, what does that mean? That means if Christ is living in us, our hearts will be filled with joy!

God longs for our hearts to be filled with joy. He shows us that through nature – singing birds, beautiful flowers, the sun and moon that give us light and so much more. He gives us joy through people – loved ones that surround us. He longs to fill our hearts with joy so that we may have so much of it that it does not diminish even in the face of adversity.

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Let us do just that. Leave a comment and give thanks to God. What makes you joyful? How does God bring happiness into your life?

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