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Living in the Joy of the Lord

If you ask me, joy out-ranks despair any day! A smile is much better than a frown. Laughter is more desirable than a growl. A spiritual song in my heart is more pleasant than a grumble. A word of encouragement beats a critical word and a positive is more soothing than a negative.

Nehemiah 8:10

“Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

John 15:9-11
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

Experiencing the fullness of God’s joy requires spending time with him and trusting him with everything in our lives. By remaining in him and obeying his commands we will experience the fullness of his joy. Living a life dedicated to God is where true joy is found.