I am reminded of a very catchy song “I got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, where? down in my heart”… that we sang quite often at children’s services. In just a few seconds mimicking the smiles that’s around us, joining the circle of praise, clapping our hands, gracefully singing our heart away, for the moment, but do we really feel that way, and what can we do to stay in that moment forever?!
First let us examine JOY in its context.
JOY- is an emotion that is evoked by well-being, success, or blessing, of desires fulfilled.
The type of Joy I am talking about here, is not situational, or circumstantial, as the world gives, but everlasting, and promising no matter what situation we face.
The JOY of the Lord is my strenght. It is the Joy that keeps on giving, never runs dry, and keeps on refilling. JOY that simply flows from the heart, like a melody spreading to the outside, gracefully greeting everyone with a smile. Happiness that does not come from having everything, but being simply content in everything.
It is imperative that we boost our spirit, with a CUP of JOY TODAY. A boost that lasts through troubles, faces struggles, but still keeps a smile on your face. Strength that is available to us DAILY!
“Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)