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November 12, 2019 | Kristen James
The joy of the Lord is your strength! I love that verse and I love that it says "joy" and not "happiness." Happiness is a fleeting feeling. It's based on circumstances, finances, friends, presents, work etc. Happiness comes and goes with the minutes on the clock. But joy... Joy is an eternal, unshakeable thing. Joy comes from the Lord.
Did you know that joy is a fruit of the spirit?
Galatians 5:22-23 says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
And since it comes right from the spirit, when we don't feel "joyful" we can just ask God to fill us with His perfect joy. And He is so faithful to us and loves us so much, that he answers that prayer. Joy comes from knowing that we have a father in heaven who loves us unconditionally and that nothing can change that.
Here at Star 99.1, we are so thankful that we get to remind you that you have eternal, solid joy, every day in every season. And if you forget, just turn on the station and you'll hear it for yourself!