“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22)
The first form (my favorite, but the one I struggle with the most) is the constant “bright side”, “glass half full” view on life. This joy is the feeling you get once you embark on a task that is dreadful but you find God’s hand in your work. This could be the team member that cheers you one whenever you are losing or the colleague that always has a smile on their face.
Challenge: Focus on finding the beauty in all things.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
Received Joy //
Webster dictionary defines joy as, “success in doing, finding, or getting something”. If that’s a correct definition, (which it is :)) then Christians should be joyful every second! We were given the ultimate gift, grace through the death of Christ Jesus and Eternal life with our true father! What other gift or reward is better? None surpass or even come close to the gift we have received! But, how is the received joy expressed in our days? Showing the same love and grace we have received to all who surround us.
Challenge: Go out of your way to share love and grace to your family members and peers.