The second fruit listed in our text as a fruit of the spirit is Joy. Therefore today, we would be seeking to understand the force of joy.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23
Joy is a force. Joy is a spirit. Joy is that which comes from within.
There is a huge difference between happiness and joy.
While the former is as a result of external happenstances, joy is something you engage in from your inner man.
That was why Apostle Paul said:
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Joy is not dependent on what’s going in or around you.
Joy is not interested on your mid-term report sheet.
Joy can be expressed in shouts, jumps, laughter, and dance.
So my dear children, do all you can to make sure the joy of the Lord is evident in you.
May God grant you more understanding. Amen
Lord, help me to maintain an atmosphere of joy.
Be joyful always.
I am a Joy dispenser.
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