Feeling Full of Joy?
How can you not be joyful when you have been born again? You are a new creation. A new person in Christ. The old things have passed away and all things have become new.(I'm not only writing to new believers but to the oldies also.)
This is what happened...
All your sins were forgiven, and you became a new person because the Holy Spirit now resides within you.
Other awesome things that happen now that you are in-Christ are...
-You get to read the Bible and understand it.
-You get to converse with the creator of this planet, that is the Lord.
-You get to serve the creator of the universe while you sojourn here on earth.
-You get to share Jesus with everyone.
-When your tent shrivels up and goes away, you get to go to Heaven and finally be with Jesus.
That should be enough to bring you joy, but that's just the tip of the ice berg! There's more awesomeness where that came from!
Nothing in this planet can provide the joy that only the Lord brings through His goodness upon us.
Ok, so you've received Jesus and you're not joyful.
Why? I'm not sure.
But, God your/our Father is sure, and He loves His children. He does not want you to be an unhappy son or daughter. Would you want your son or daughter or best friend, wife or husband or anyone for that matter to be unhappy?
Of course you answered no. The Lord thinks the same (but, of course, way beyond our human thought process).
Ok, so how do I become full of the Lord's joy?
Let's start with the basics. Ask the Lord with a true pure heart to forgive you of your sins and then to add joy to that super clean slate of yours.
Keep this as an ongoing thing and add fellowship time with the Lord. An example would be to read and fellowship with the Lord in the morning to start the day off right. That breakfast with Jesus time will fire you up for the day.
As you do this on a daily basis, you will either slowly but surely begin to experience His joy or His joy may present itself to you in an instant. (Yes, God can do that.)
One final thing. Remember to put away sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
The old baggage can cause you to lag as you push forward so leave the old stuff behind. As a matter of fact, leave it at the foot of the cross and look to Jesus to take care of it.
Now you are on your way to a life full of joy.
God bless you and stay focused on Jesus!
Scriptures to read...
2 Corinthians 5:17
2 Peter 1:13
1 Thessalonians 1:6