Sunday, January 1, 2017

Do You Have Joy?

James 1:2-3
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance

“Do you have joy? Better yet, do you have uncommon joy? Do you live in a state of contentment that defies all logic in this world gone mad?
Regardless of who has harmed you in the past, what circumstances may get in the way of today, or what life-blows you’ll face in the future, can you say you live in a state of constant, uncommon joy?

To live with rich contentment, joy—which cannot be affected by outside forces— is required.

Joy is a state of the heart and is the only one of these three states - happiness, peace, and joy— that you and you alone can control. No one can mess with your joy unless you let them.
— Jan 1, Finding your joy
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