On today we will talk about the next Fruit of the Spirit. That characteristic for today is Joy. Joy is something that we all want to fill in our lives. We all want a life filled with joy we just don’t know how to get the joy that we are looking for. To give some background on the word joy from our text it is from the Greek word “Chara” it is Strongs #5479. This word was used to express “extended favor”. So how can this help us today?
Like I mentioned before we are all striving for joy. In the book of John we are told that through Love we are able to find joy. “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
John 15:10-12 KJV
So if we can get love in our heart then joy will remain in each and everyone of us. But with Joy things can get so much better.
So I know that someone is probably thinking how can I truly get joy if I am living in so much sin? What’s wonderful about the Word that we read is that before the Fruit of Spirit existed we have words that David wrote in Psalms 51.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”
Psalms 51:10-12 KJV
What this means is that if we have found ourselves in a world of sin we must ask God for forgiveness and he will us joy. Repentance will lead us to our Joy.
Fathers here is how it can help each and everyone of us with repentance we can find joy. With love we can find joy. The Joy that we have within us has the ability to be so great that it can change the way that we live our lives. Let’s Remember to live our lives with Joy involved.
Yours In Christ,
A Christian Dad