Joy, what does this word mean? Webster tells us joy is:
1 a : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : Delight b : the expression or exhibition of such emotion: Gaiety
2 : a state of happiness or felicity : Bliss
3 : a source or cause of delight
Women today in increasing numbers face depression. As Christians having our lives centered in God, means we should feel a sense of well-being, success or good fortune. When I look to God to be the center of my life I can honestly see this truth. God is a source or a cause in my life bringing me delight.
God brings joy to me when he comes. I am the one to let him into my life. I find it almost comical the areas of my life I try to control on my own without letting God in, are the areas I tend to find the most frustration, or should I say the least amount of Joy.
Thought for the Week: Do I always feel this joy? The answer is no. However, I find when I focus on negatives, I seem to receive more negative consequences. It is like a magnet a negative collector around me dumps negative into my life. Conversely, when I CHOSE to focus on the good in spite of my feelings, positives pop up. I seem to not care so much about the negative. God gives me and you the power to take every thought into captivity. It is a choice!
2 Corinthians 10:5