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THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: JOY – YES UNSPEAKABLE JOY!
 
Thursday; February 23, 2017
 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
 
TODAY’S CHALLENGE – first stop and take a moment to define what a fulfilled life looks like for you. To define to yourself what success looks like to you – not nobody else’s success - but your unique success. And then secondly – begin to start in your VISION BOOK – to write down the things that you – that I – that we have achieved daily. It could be as simple as I made an appointment – I purchased a book on the subject – but write down the small things that are overcome – as well as the major ones and celebrate each one – celebrate the change that is going on in you – that is showing up on you.
 
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: JOY – YES UNSPEAKABLE JOY! Question: Am I experiencing a joy of life on a regular basis, or is my happiness dependent on things going smoothly in my day? Unlike happiness, joy is gladness that is completely independent of the good or bad things that happen in the course of the day. In fact, joy denotes a supernatural gladness given by God’s Spirit that actually seems to show up best during hard times. This is a product of fixing your focus on God’s purposes for the events in your life rather than on the circumstances.THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: JOY – YES UNSPEAKABLE JOY!
 
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4
 
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright. Psalm 33:1
 
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11
 
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
 
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
 
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: JOY – YES UNSPEAKABLE JOY! Yes, I know that in a world full of chaos – joy may seem to be hard to find – but joy is here – joy is still standing – and joy yes unspeakable joy is ours for the having and is ours from God as a great great awesome gift. In English, joy has many synonyms, such as happiness, pleasure, gladness and delight. But how these words are used today does not necessarily reflect what the Bible means. The joy talked about as a fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22 is the positive and cheerful outlook of a person who has been called by God and understands how beneficial it is to follow God’s way of life. Real joy is a gift from God, and it is something He wants us to give to others unselfishly. We can have joy from God even when facing things that would naturally make us unhappy, such as trials. THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: JOY – YES UNSPEAKABLE JOY!
 
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4
 
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: JOY – YES UNSPEAKABLE JOY! But thankfully the Bible promises that in the long run, joy, happiness and pleasure will all align. Notice:
 
Psalm 16:11: “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
 
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: JOY – YES UNSPEAKABLE JOY!
 
For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence. Psalm 21:6
 
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God. Psalm 43:4
 
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High. Psalm 46:4
 
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: JOY – YES UNSPEAKABLE JOY!
 
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Pamela Guy-Strayhorn 
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BUT THOSE WHO WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR 
STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS LIKE 
EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, THEY 
SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT. Isaiah 40:31