The Christmas season is here once again. I love the music of the season. I am one that starts listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. So I get to hear the song, ”Joy to the World” a lot. What exactly does this word joy mean? According to Webster dictionary: Joy: to rejoice, an emotion evoked by well- being, to have a feeling of great pleasure and delight. That is a human emotion that comes and goes with the sunshine or clouds in our lives. Is that how we are supposed to live as Christians? Can we have a different and settled joy in our hearts and lives no matter the dark the clouds that surround us?
What is the answer? YES! If God’s Word says that we can, then we can!
Psalms 87:7 “All my springs, my source of LIFE and Joy are found in You , oh Lord.”
John 10:10 “The thief came to steal, kill, and destroy, but I came that you might have Life, and have it more abundantly.” (Agape Life, God’s Life)
In 2nd Peter the Bible states that the Lord has given us everything pertaining to Life. The question that we must ask ourselves is, “Am I experiencing the Life that has been provided to me as God’s child? Am I letting the enemy, people, circumstances, moodiness, etc. rob me of experiencing real joy, God’s Joy ?”
What to do if you are not living in that kind of joy?
- Be saved! John 3:16, 2. Be filled with the Spirit, 3. Feed your soul on God’s Word, 4. Decide! How do you want to live, 5. Transfer the eternal truths of God into experiential reality in our life by faith, trusting Him to keep His promises.
We now as children of God have a choice.
Joy to the world, the Lord has come!