We are made for Joy because our Creator and Re-creator is Joy full!
Galatians 5 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace ….
Joy is a powerful, persuasive, authentic yet subtle testimony of Life in Jesus!
We always get to bring Joy!
1 Peter 1 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
Habakkuk 3 17 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Philippians 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Matthew 5 13 “You are the salt of the earth. …. 14 “You are the light of the world.
So how has Jesus been training you in Joy?
SOLITUDE, SCRIPTURE, PRAYER - GUIDE:
Find a quiet place and 15 minutes.
Solitude – Spend several minutes quietly alone. Take some deep breaths… Just be… … …Ask, “Holy Spirit, speak to me through your Word!”
Scripture – Read slowly, out loud if possible, listen, reread, dwell, notice words & phrases you are drawn to & return there! (Sermon notes may help with understanding, but don’t stop there.)
Keep asking, “Jesus, what are You saying? Why this word this day?
What are You asking me to believe about You and about me? How am I learning to Live Loved?
How do I join You today on Your mission and in my transformation?”
Prayer – Let your conversation with God flow from what He is saying then talk about what you notice is on your heart and also on your list.
Monday – 1 Peter 1:3-9
Tuesday – Philippians 4:4-9
Wednesday – Habakkuk 3:17-19
Thursday – 1 Peter 3:13-17
Friday – 1 Peter 4:12-19
Saturday – Psalm 103
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