Did you know there is joy to be found – even now? And it’s in Jesus!
If joy is, by definition, “the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying,” then Jesus is a cause of our joy.
In fact, God gave us joy as a “fruit of the Spirit” after his resurrection. It is found through living life by the Spirit. We find this in Paul’s letter to the Galatians, chapter 5, verse 22-23.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
When I look back at those nine fruits of the spirit, I think how needed they are right now. I think so many of us go through life not receiving pure joy, but rather just getting by. It’s like we need a shock to the senses.
We need to learn HOW to choose joy, HOW to find it, and WHERE to apply it in our own home.