I am glad to once again have Candra on the show to join in on this topic. Because she is a Christian married woman, I am sure that she has come across times when she needed to cling to that heavenly joy. The enemy is always trying to steal the joy of those who are walking after God. I look forward to hear what the Holy Spirit will lay on her heart in regards to joy.
One of the things I have learned throughout my walk with God is the huge difference between temporary happiness and constant joy. Happiness tends to based on circumstances around us and it is generally an emotion we feel. However, the Holy Spirit offers us a joy that is unexplainable. We can experience this heavenly joy and peace regardless of what is going on in our lives. We can have a meek spirit that is calm because we can be assured that God is in control and everything is already taken care of. Each day I strive to be closer and closer to this goal.
So many people are constantly searching for that happiness and many times in things that only offer temporary satisfaction. We all naturally have voids that we need to be filled and God is the only one who can truly fill them. I pray that through this show someone will be blessed and will accept the joy that God glady gives to those who choose to follow him.
Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Galatians 5:22-25 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Candra's Blog: http://www.abundantlyyou.org