So I was recently studying the Fruits of the Spirit and I have decided to share a few of my notes 😊
Galatians 5:22-23 says :
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
Joy, is a fruit of the spirit.
We often sing the song in church:
” I’ve got the joy, joy, joy down in my heart”
Is it really down in your heart?
What is the difference between joy and happiness?
Joy comes from the Lord, happiness comes from the world.
It took me a lot of studying the Word to learn and understand that happiness is a worldly emotional mindset.
Joy is permanent, happiness is temporary.
We must learn to find joy in every situation, every season, every moment.
Serving God should not be based on temporary emotions or our state of “happiness” of what we feel like or not doing.
The more we are led by the Holy Spirit and live for Jesus…the more we seek and receive true joy.
Let’s try to sow this seed so we together can reap this fruit.
The Graced Citizen