Joy Is A Fruit Of The Spirit Of God
Joy is a fruit of the Spirit of God. Or in simpler terms, Joy is the outcome, the result, the reward of a life that walks with the Spirit of God. My whole life up until about 7 years ago was spent striving to make these things happen in my life: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Goodness, Self Control and others... Galatians 5
The problem was that I ended up soul tired from trying to produce and show these things in my life. I QUIT!
Joy is a gift. Joy is a byproduct from being attached to Jesus. Last week we practiced just being attached to Jesus, the Vine (john 15). And how when we do that, Joy can be found in any and all circumstances. This week we’re going to continue this practice.
This is an incredible prayer for us to pray/memorize for ourselves and each other:
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
BECAUSE we put our trust in Him, we get joy and peace from the source of hope!!!!
What is your Joy meter at? This week, today, this moment what do you need to entrust Jesus with?