The great power of Joy brings the abundant life.
In this post you will learn 10 Unbeatable Truths About Joy and a bonus point – 7 Blessings connected to Joy:
- What is Joy?
- The Amazing Power of Joy
- 7 Powerful Blessings Connected to Joy
- Why must you live in Joy?
- Who should rejoice?
- Where do you find your Joy?
- How to maximize the power of Joy
- Exploits of the power of Joy?
- 3 Things that can deflate your Joy
- 10 Powerful scriptures on JOY
This promises to be a an exciting learning experience. Here we go:
What Is Joy?
Joy has different meaning to different people.
1.) It’s a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
2.) Merriam Webster dictionary defines Joy as “the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.
3.) Theopedia describes Joy more convincingly as “A state of mind and an orientation of the heart. A settled state of contentment, confidence and hope.”
4.) Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright, and the determined choice to praise God in every situation.”
The Amazing Power Of Joy
CASE STUDY – JESUS CHRIST (John 15:11)
Jesus comforted his disciples and encouraged them to not be troubled.
Jesus was on his way to the cross. He was preparing to endure unimaginable pain. At this moment, what was on his mind? He told them: “These things I have spoken to you, that my JOY may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11).
Jesus was concerned about our joy. Why?
At the height of his own agony, his love desired our joy. It’s unbelievable, isn’t it?
(Hebrews 12:2). And Jesus wasn’t hoping for us to have a little bit of happiness. He wants us to have fullness of joy—overflowing, abundant. Our joy matters to Jesus.
7 Powerful Blessings Connected To Joy
From the scriptures we can see Joy is connected to:
- God’s Presence Psalm 16:11
- Strength Nehemiah 8:10
- Salvation Isaiah 12:3
- The Anointing – The oil of joy Hebrews 1:9
- God’s Medicine Proverbs 17:22
- God’s Word Jeremiah 15:16, Psalm 119:162
- Prosperity 2 Cor. 9:6-10, Psalm 105:37-45
Look at all of the blessings of God that are connected to joy.
Why Must You Live In Joy?
A Christian’s joy is rooted in theological understanding that overflows into our daily living.
Who Should Rejoice?
Psalm 150:6 ‘Let every living, breathing creature praise God! Hallelujah!
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – ‘Rejoice always‘
- Phillipians 4:4 ‘Rejoice in the LORD always; and again I say Rejoice‘
Where Do You Find Joy?
We often try to find joy in many different areas of life; relationships, work, money, etc. True joy cannot be found in any of these places
It can only be found in a relationship with Jesus Christ as you become transformed by the renewing of your mind to walk closely with Him.
We have hope in the darkness. Our joy is in the close relationship we have with the author and finisher of our faith
Joyful people don’t get weaken.Proverbs 17:22 and Proverbs 18:14
How To Maximize The Power Of Joy – 5 Simple Steps
- Understand that Joy is a gift
- Be well aware that the testing of your faith brings out steadfastness.
- Trust and Obey the LORD – Proverbs 3:4-6
- Regularly spend quality time praying and studying the Word.
- Every day, practice gratitude.
Here are 10 things you should really be grateful for each and every new day
IV. Sound mind
Exploits Of The Power of Joy
Rejoicing is an act of faith. Remember the words of Paul in Acts 27:25: “Cheer up!
Believing and rejoicing ushers in the glory and goodness of God in our lives.
If You Do These 3 Things You Will Never Have Joy
- Keeping the company of negative, depressed and sorrowful people
- Not being excited about life
- Not guarding your heart against negative news and reports
10 Amazing Verses On Joy
The scriptures are so powerful to be ignored. Please commit them to heart.
- Nehemiah 8:10
“…for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
- Psalm 5:11
“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.”
- Psalm 16:11
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
- Psalm 30:5
“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
- Psalm 51:12
“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”
- Psalm 95:1
“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”
- Psalm 95:2
“Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”
- Galatians 5:22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long, suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
- Hebrews 12:2
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
- Romans 15:13
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
Olajide Theophilus is the founder of Faith Life Worth Living where he publishes in-depth and highly inspirational resources on Faith, Hope and Trust. To stay connected please sign up for FREE bi-weekly FAITH BOOSTERS HERE Or Follow on Twitter HERE