True joy can only be attained as part of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22). It is that overwhelming sense of comfort and contentment that floods one’s soul. It is the thing that we have when we are walking with the Holy Spirit and mortifying the deeds of the flesh (Rom 8:13 KJV). True Joy comes only when we are focused upon walking with the Lord and esteeming others (Phil 2:3-5 KJV). Since Joy is fruit of the Spirit it is a special gift that only the believer has (Eph 1:12-14; 4:30). Lord God I pray that all who read this will be overcome with hope and experience your true joy in a most powerful way! Truth applied, is receiving Gods love. Meditate on being one with the God that loves you.
Sooo, I got this great idea of starting a journal to help me focus on living a more fulfilling life. Turns out that I was about to be hit with multiple struggles, yet I am keeping my head up and I'm trying to figure out how to keep going and STILL end up in a better place.