TO THE BIBLE: Isaiah 12:3 NIV
“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”
From the moment you were born again, you were brought into a life of unending joy. The Bible says in Romans 14: 17, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Joy is an emotion evoked by satisfaction, appreciation and pleasure. God was joyful when He created the earth; He appreciated what He made and took pleasure in it (Genesis 1:31).
The joy you have is not of this world, but of God; therefore, it’s independent of external circumstances. 1 Peter 1:8 describes it as “…joy unspeakable and full of glory.” Everywhere Jesus went during His earthly walk, He brought joy to people, and He still does today. The joy that comes from your inner man (your spirit) transcends physical circumstances; it’s permanent, and it’ll keep you strong and healthy. The Bible says, “A merry heart doeth good like medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones” (Proverbs 17:22 KJV).
Learn to be joyful and maintain a happy spirit always. Joy is a fruit of the recreated human spirit (Galatians 5:22), so you can be joyful at all times. Produce joy from your spirit by making melodies and singing new songs from your heart to the Lord. The Lord delights to hear your joyful praise. Nehemiah 8:10 says, “…for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” God needs you to be joyful so you can transfer that same joy to your environment, for you can’t make others joyful until you’re full of joy yourself.
Dear Father, I thank you for filling my heart with joy unspeakable, and full of glory. I live joyfully today, knowing that you’re my God, and you delight in me, rejoicing over me daily with singing. Your joy is my strength! Thus, I live victoriously every day as I continually maintain a joyful spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Speak in tongues fervidly for a few minutes. Then sing songs of praise and let the joy of the Lord fill your heart to overflowing.