Generally, JOY is an emotion of pleasure, a feeling of gladness, happiness, fulfillment, laughter, satisfaction or something that causes delight.
Joy is quite different from happiness, but many confuse happiness with joy. Happiness is something that just happens because of the arrangement of conditions, but joy endures in-spite of circumstances.
JOY AS A NAME:
******Joy is an angelic name that contains a jewel of inestimable value*****
My name is Joy, Joy is in me & I am in Joy. Joy + Joy + Joy = joyous naming ceremony! Hahahahahahaha!
Biblically, the 2nd temperament characteristic of the Spirit-filled person is – Joy
Joy is also one of the cardinal Christian virtues, which deserves a place next to love.
Hello beloved, if your name is Joy that means you’re very lucky to have this pretty name, because it carries both divine & dynamic meanings & magnificent qualities.
THOSE BEARING JOY; LUCKY US!
And if your name is not Joy, please don’t be jealous here ok! otherwise you will start having sadness. Why? How?
Because opposite of Joy is Sad.
Joy is even more than the above definitions, it simply means - Jesus, Others & You.
Matthew 6:33 affirmed true Joy as - “Seek ye First the Kingdom of God & His righteousness & all these things shall be added unto you”.
God has ordained it in such a way that JOY cannot come from any other source but Himself (GOD) & the only access to that Joy is the Joy-Link to the Word – Jesus Christ.
Luke 2:10 – “And the Angel said unto them, fear not: for behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Brother/sister, are you afraid of the past incident that happened to you, probably thinking that nothing good will come your way anymore? Don’t worry, “your past is not your future.”
The Angel of God is saying to you – “Fear not, goodnews of Great Joy is on the way & will locate you soon!
The Joy of the Lord would be your potency forever!
The most essential things you need to understand here is that - Jesus came to save the world from sin & death. He healed the sick, raised the dead, opened the eyes of the blind & gave hope to the hopeless. He turned the world downright up, there was always JOY everywhere He went & even currently, there's always JOY wherever He enters. Therefore, He will locate your home soon & there would be constant peace & Joy.
Jesus alone is the custodian of JOY. The Bible records in Psalm 16:11 - “Thou will show me the path of life, in your presence is fullness of joy............
But let me ask you few very important question here:
Have you ever wondered why Joy has always eluded you?
or why your JOY is most times short-lived?
The reason is - Distortion!
Think about this; do you always put yourself first, Others second & Jesus last?
If you do that what do you have?
DISTORTION – YOJ not JOY.
A joyless life is the result. Or perhaps you put others first, yourself & Jesus, this equally means -
DISTORTION – OYJ not JOY.
A life full of WOE Isaiah 31:1-3.
Sincerely, unless you put Jesus first, by allowing Him have a genuine rightful place in your life, you will never know JOY. This is the simple truth, not a curse!
Listen, though you maybe acquiring wealth through an illegal source, the assurance is that – you won’t have peace of mind. You still lack Joy, because there is no peace for the wicked says the Lord. (Isaiah 48:22 -22).
However, where there is a Will, there is a Way.
Jesus says – “Come unto me all ye that labour & are heavy laden & I will give you rest”. (Mathew 11:28).
John 10:10 - "The thief (Devil) cometh to steal, to kill & to destroy, but Jesus has come to give you abundant life & joy – Goodnews!
The thief (Devil) that deceived you; distorted your JOY & stole it in order to kill you & finally waiting to welcome you in the hell-fire, is arrested today by Jesus for your sake, due to the love He has for you.
A song says:
He Loves me, I cannot say why! (2X)
On Calvary Tree, He suffered for me,
He loves me I cannot say why!
Sing the above song.
Restore to me, the joy of my salvation,
Oh Lord, you are my God.
Child of God, I love you & Jesus loves you most, that’s why He’s still interested in you. Therefore, if you have not genuinely or totally surrendered your life to Him or perhaps you backslided & need to reconcile with HIM, I urge you to pray the following prayers & abundant Joy await you as you do so in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!
Thank you for revealing the secret of my problem to me,
I confess the sin of putting myself & others before you,
I confess the sin of my being cultural sensitive
I confess the sin of all my evil ways secretly & openly,
I confess the sin of my hatred & isolation, mostly to those who are not of the same country with me
I confess the sin of my criticism
I have recognized that we are one body in Christ, no matter the location
Please forgive me & come fully into my life,
Take your rightful place in my life & heart from today,
Fill my life with joy,
Give me power to act according to your commandments
Give me the grace to overcome sin & temptations,
I accept you to be my only Lord & personal Saviour,
Direct my paths all the days of my life,
Thank you Jesus, for the salvation of my soul in the name of Jesus,
I decree your salvation & joy permanent in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!
HOME WORK: Study these scriptures – Joshua 1:8, 1st Thess. 5:17, 2nd Corinthians 5:17.
The joy of the Lord is your potency forever!
God bless your heart!