Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! (Philippians 4:4 NLT
What is the source of your joy?
The enemy is out to steal “it”! Whatever “it” is, he’s gunning for it!
Fortunately, there is something he cannot steal…
…The joy of Jesus in your life! 🙂
When your joy is centered around self-worth, the opinions of others, your current situation, your stuff, or your emotions, consider it gone. “It” will be stolen. Every one of those things changes at the mercy of time. One way or another, the moment that source of joy changes, you have to rebuild it again.
Yet, the joy that we have in Christ is unchangeable! Nothing can harm that!
You see, the Creator of the universe loves you so much He gave up His life for you, came back to life for you, and is alive with you today, all because He is crazy about you!
When you realize that, it doesn’t matter what surrounds you… you cannot get rid of your joy, even if they tried! Joy is all over you always!
So, whatever is stealing your joy right now… don’t let it! Get your joy from Jesus. No one can steal that!
…we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. (Romans 5:11 NLT)