"Showing Joy- Fruit of the Spirit"

BIBLE READING: Galatians 5. 22-23

In Philippians 4:4 Paul writes "Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!"  Often time joy is mistaken for happiness, but there is a definite difference.  Joy is much deeper than happiness.  Joy is rooted in God and comes from Him.  Happiness is a fleeting thought or an emotion.  Joy is  knowing that our strength comes from God and that He is in control regardless of our earthly situation.  We can show joy in our lives when bad things happen to us.  When life becomes difficult or hard, many people give up or abandon their faith and cannot praise God in the bad times as well as the good times.  During these life struggles, go to worship, go to Bible class, go to a home Bible study, read and study the Bible and anytime someone asks where your strength comes from, you can proudly say “from God,” with a smile.  Simple acts can have a big impact.


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