Are You Feeling It?
We may all be traveling different roads but I would say we are heading toward the same destination. Some travel by way of money. Others travel by way of popularity. Still others travel by way of creativity. Which road are you taking? And do you know why you are taking that road? What is your destination? I believe the destination we are all heading for is JOY.
Color it any way you want, joy is the outcome we are looking for from our efforts, time and investments. The original word for joy means to rejoice, to have glad feelings. There is nothing wrong with searching for that mysterious treasure. Actually, it is something God wants us all to have. Jesus even said, “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” John 15:11
Joy is not happiness. Happiness is based on outward circumstances which constantly change. Joy is based on one’s knowledge and security in Jesus Christ in spite of outward circumstances. Perhaps that is what makes joy such a mystery to so many people. They just cannot seem to find it because they are not secure in Christ.
Know that joy is real, can be lasting and is God’s desire for you. If you’re not feeling it, think twice about how to get it. It really is your God-given destination for life.
Some Helps To Find Joy
1. Know that it is okay to want joy. God wants it for you.
2. Joy does not begin on the outside but on the inside.
3. It is a worthy pursuit but can only be found by traveling one road – Christ.
4. When you get there it will affect everything else about your life.
Today’s Quote “Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.”
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Next Time: “Think Twice About Knowledge.”