Our Source of Joy

September 23, 2008 at 3:02 pm | Posted in Christian Living, contentment, joy | Leave a comment
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Everybody wants to be happy, there’s not a single person in world that wants their life to be miserable and boring. That’s why we are constantly looking for things to make us happy either consciously or unconsciously, alot of times we might not even realize what we’re doing we just instinctively go for those pleasurable things. Sometimes we might try to find it in money thinking if we had more everything would be great and worry free!  As young ladies sometimes we might think if only I was as pretty as so and so over there I would be so much more content and happy!, And sometimes we try to buy things to make us happy like some new clothes, books, or some kind of new gadget everybody else we know seems to be  getting. And if we buy these things they’re sure to bring us hours of entertainment and fun but once the new wears off and something newer comes out we’re back to where we started! So nothing in this world can bring true, genuine, everlasting joy.

True, genuine, everlating joy comes from God. Jesus says in John 15:9-11As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”   We can find true joy by abiding in Christ’s love. How do we abide in Christ’s love? By obeying His commandments. That kind of joy  is not easily shaken or destroyed but continues to grow and abound as we walk closer with our Heavenly Father. 

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