A Womans Walk with God | Joy

Offering the Sacrifice of Joy

The fruit of the spirit is ... JOY! 

1. Our joy is a permanent gift from God. 
John 16:22 says no one takes your joy away from you. 
Galatians 5:16 says failure to walk by the spirit can rob us of our joy. 

2. Our joy is always available
Philippians 4:4 Whatever the circumstances of our life, we have ready access to the Source of true joy anytime we turn to him. 

3. Our joy is inexpressible. 
1 Peter 1:8 Joy beyond Speech. God's joy is a gift of grace to us as we encounter the hardship and supernatural joy, given through God's spirit, transcends all conditions of life. 

Sources of Joy 
God HIMSELF is a primary source of Joy.
Psalm 43:4 my exceeding joy...to the God of the joy of my rejoicing. 
Comforts 2 Cor 1:3-4. 
God is in control and has a unique purpose for me 2 Tim 1:9, Eph 1:11. 
He helps us be more Christlike..for my good and His glory, Romans 8:28. 
Joy in heaven to the angels...Luke 15:10 bringing great joy...Acts 15:3 Everlasting life with God in Heaven! That's a reason to be joyful! Psalm 16:11 
Experience deep joy despite earthly suffering. 

Final Thought to Ponder
Things you can do NOW to walk win JOY Continually.
Offer praise to God for everything. Hebrews 13:15 
Peace/Joy/Hope Rejoice in the hope of the glory of God..His love poured into our hearts by the Spirit. Romans 5

Further study.
Hebrews 13:15 
James 1:2 
1Thess 5:18 
Psalm 34:1 
Hebrews 13:15 
Psalm 121: 1-2 
Thess 5:16 

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