Joy can rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory because it knows that difficult times have an expiration date. Joy gives you hope for a better future.
Joy – Glorify God with all your wealth, honoring Him with your very best, with every increase that comes to you. Then every dimension of your life will overflow with blessings from an uncontainable source of inner joy! Proverbs 3:9-10
Joy – When you rejoice and laugh by faith, you tap into true joy, and resist yielding to depression and fear. Keith Moore
Joy – Happiness is always an inside job. Author Unknown
Joy asks, “Who can I be a blessing to today?”
Joy – Smile, for you never know how it may brighten someone’s day.
Joy – Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.
Joy – Psalms 27 talks about the sacrifices of joy—rejoicing in God’s goodness, mercy, grace and presence with singing, shouting, dancing, lifting up holy hands and playing musical instruments. David knew how to rejoice before the Lord with the sacrifices of joy.
Joy – Paul mentions joy and rejoicing 16 times in the book of Philippians. Joy must be crucially important for Paul to mention it so many times in one small epistle alone.
Joy – Your joy is a demonstration of the triumph of Christ.
Joy – Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Joy is associated with trusting in the Lord and rejoicing in His goodness.
Joy is linked with the fruit of kindness. When kindness is demonstrated in relationships, it brings joy to the relationship.
Joy is the best makeup. Author Unknown
Joy is contagious. Be a carrier and spread joy to everyone around you.
Joy – Rejoice because you are a son or daughter of God!
Joy is found in the beauty and peace of nature, such as beautiful forests and flower gardens.
Joy – Psalms 126 says:
1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
3 The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Joy – Comparison is the thief of joy.
Joy – God’s goodness, and any mention of His goodness, brings joy.
Joy – Proverbs 15:15 says, “All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].” AMP
Joy is found in a grateful heart.
Joy – Zephaniah 3:17 says, “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in his love, He will joy over thee with singing.”
Joy – The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy. Author Unknown
Joy – The Bible instructs us in the attitude that we are to serve God. It says to serve the Lord with gladness (Psalms 100:2).
Joy – Gladness is defined in the Hebrew as: glee, blithe, making merry, rejoice, joyful, to brighten up, cheerfulness, goodness, welfare, beauty, to go well with.
Joy is linked with waiting on the Lord. While we are waiting, God is working in the situation and we can have joy knowing that.
Joy – Waiting on God also speaks of spending time soaking in God’s Presence, and in His Presence is fullness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalms 16:11).
Joy is connected to the thoughts you think. If you think joyful, happy, positive thoughts, then you will be filled with joy and gladness. As a man thinks in His heart, so is he (or so does he become). Proverbs 23:7
Joy – He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed (Proverbs 11:25).
Joy – The joyful person finds delight in God’s Word (Psalms 1:2), and delights to do God’s will (Psalms 40:8).
Joy – “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” Irish Proverb
Joy – Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle
Joy is the serious business of Heaven. C.S. Lewis
Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all of the details of your life; the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be okay; and the determined choice to praise God in all things. Kay Warren
Joy – When we receive miracles and answers to prayer, and dreams come to pass, it sparks joy.
Joy – Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalms 30:5
Joy – May you become filled with so much joy and happiness that it heals every part of you.
Joy and grieving is meant to be shared with others. Rejoice with them who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15
Joy – After Elisabeth (who was past childbearing age) gave birth to John the Baptist, her family and neighbors heard that the Lord had shown her great favor, and done wonderful things for her, and they shared her joy. Luke 1:58
Joy – A mother presses through the pains of labor, and rejoices when the baby is born and she is holding her child in her arms.
Joy – There is no greater joy on earth than to be a grandparent.
Joy – The fear (holy reverence) of the Lord is a fountain of life. Proverbs 14:27
Joy – Happy people don’t go through life collecting recognition. They go through life giving it away. Dodinsky
Joy – Once you have feasted on the goodness of God, nothing else will satisfy. D.A. Ovieda
Joy – May we always have an attitude of gratitude, because thankfulness produces joy.
Joy – Your future is as bright as the promises of God.
Joy – The reward ceremony in Heaven will be unlike anything we can imagine. www.DavidJeremiah.org
Joy – “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10
Joy – Psalms 32:11 says, “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!”
Joy – Psalms 46:4 says, “There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.”
Joy – Isaiah 12:3 says, “Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” NKJV
Joy – John 10:10b says, “I (Jesus) came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” AMP
Joy – Jeremiah 31:12-14 states:
12 Therefore, they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the Lord, for wheat (Word of God), and for wine (Joy), and for oil (Anointing), and for the young of the flock and of the herd (Prosperity): and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.
Joy – Psalms 34:8 says, “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him.”
Joy is something that rests deep within your soul. It is something that does indeed bring you happiness, but which also brings you peace and hope in times of pain or sadness. Joy is indescribable, just like its Maker. Kira, www.joypursued.com
Rejoicing describes the outward expression of our internal joy. Kira, www.joypursued.com
Joy comes from being in God’s Presence—He is the source of joy! Kira, www.joypursued.com
Joy is an expression—a shout, a song, a praise to God (He is the object of joy!) Kira, www.joypursued.com
Joy Heals—We can find joy during suffering and our suffering can turn to joy. Kira, www.joypursued.com
Joy can be found by following God’s will—serving him with our work, following his commands, and becoming like-minded with Christ. Kira, www.joypursued.com
Joy is something we can ask for—God gives it freely. Kira, www.joypursued.com
God finds joy in His people (that’s us!). Kira, www.joypursued.com
Faith and obedience to God brings us joy. This includes keeping God’s commands (John 15:10-11); trusting in God (Romans 15:13); seeking after the things of God (Romans 14:17, Psalms 97:11). Kira, www.joypursued.com
How much joy we experience directly relates to the closeness and steadfastness of our relationship with God. Kira, www.joypursued.com
Relying on God to meet our needs allows our joy to be complete. “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 16:24. Kira, www.joypursued.com
Sin hinders us from experiencing joy. Sin separates us from God, our source of joy. An example is King David after committing adultery (Psalms 51:7-12) www.joypursued.com
Joy transcends circumstances. The Bible assures us we can experience joy in all circumstances. Habakkuk demonstrates this principle as he prophesied the coming destruction of Israel (Habakkuk 3:17-18). Kira, www.joypursued.com
Having joy blesses us. As we seek God’s will and rejoice in his goodness, God blesses us. Jesus himself tells us, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33) Kira, www.joypursued.com
Keep in mind many of our blessings are awaiting us in heaven. “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” Psalm 16:11. Kira, www.joypursued.com
Exploring what the Bible says about joy brings us to one conclusion; joy is the result of a life lived for God. Kira, www.joypursued.com
J O Y = Jesus, Others, Yourself
Joy is a daily choice. Choose joy and gladness today.