Joy to the world! We are called to give His joy to the world! Yet in order to give His joy and burn bright so that others see His light, we much receive His joy fully.
We receive joy through the power of His Word, reading, meditating, and reflecting on all He is and has done. The Christmas story is a great place to start. Let’s remain in awe, desiring to grasp more of His glory!
We receive joy from living in the Good News and mercy. When we look at the genealogy of Christ, his family history is full of sinful, imperfect people. Let’s not let shame or guilt hinder our receiving His joy. The Good News emphasizes His crucifixion, death and resurrection, which He endured for His joy and ours, despite our sins and struggles!
We receive joy in His presence, in Him alone.
We receive joy beyond understanding through His Spirit. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit, which must be received through the Vine!
We receive joy by remaining in His love. Let the Lord fill your cup so that is overflows!
We receive joy simply by asking in His name for it as well!
Now let’s give this full and abundant joy to others. And like in states in His Word, rejoice always! (Philippians 4:4, I Thes 5:16)