fruit ~ JOY

But the fruit of the Spirit is . . . JOY . . . (Gal. 5: 22)

Joy – Greek Chara – a deep-seated gladness despite  regardless of the circumstances.

So what’s the difference between joy and happiness?  I can be happy but not really have joy.  Happiness is circumstantial.  JOY is finding that delighted calm – no matter what my circumstances.

Flipping JOY around, I find myself in the flesh of Sorrow and Woe.

Are you pursuing JOY or happiness?  I want to be blessed with Joy! 

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

One response to “fruit ~ JOY

  • Lisa

    Many years ago, I heard a young woman speak on joy (her name was Bonnie – you should be able to tell how impressed I was with her!)
    She used a very simple acronym: Jesus Owns You. Oh, what joy that gave me! Jesus owns me! With ownership comes full responsibility for taking care of things, right? And Jesus owns me! That means it’s His responsibility to take care of me. What do I have to worry about? Jesus owns me! Joy!

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