Topic: Joy In The Holy Ghost 1 [Wednesday March 29, 2017]
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.” (James 1:2)
There is joy and there is joy in the Holy Ghost. Ordinarily, joy is a product of pleasing events. For instance, on her wedding day, a woman would still dance even if the choir refuses to sing. An inaudible song would play in her heart. The same thing applies when someone wins a new contract. I want pleasing events to happen to you everyday so that you will have joy. But way beyond that, I want you to have joy in the Holy Ghost.
Joy in the Holy Ghost is that joy that arises and is maintained supernaturally irrespective of time, place, and event. This means that even if moments that don’t provoke joy arise, you remain joyful all the same. Your joy does not fluctuate in response to external stimuli. You maintain your joyful state of mind even in the midst of contrary and overwhelming circumstances. A heart that is able to harbour and express joy even in the absence of a reason to do so is filled with the Holy Ghost.
This type of joy is one of the spices on your sacrifice that God demands. It is spiritual. It is called joy unspeakable. It is indescribable. When you enter into temptation, the Bible says you should rejoice. It means the time of temptation is when to express joy in the Holy Ghost. Naturally, you won’t feel like being happy at such times, but God says that is the best time to rejoice.
God is taking you to the level of joy that goes beyond what ordinary senses can comprehend. The joy of the Holy Ghost will fill your heart today. and it will rob off on everyone around you.
Word of Wisdom: When your joy does not fluctuate in response to external stimuli, you have stopped to be a spiritual baby.
Prayer/Confession: Holy Ghost, fill my heart with your joy, and let everyone around me see it in me and partake of it.
Further Reading: 1 Pet. 1:8
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