We must walk in the supernatural fruit of joy. The joy of the Lord is our strength!
Are you? Pause and consider, “am I walking in the fruit of joy now?” Ask Holy Spirit. If you sense “yes” that’s GREAT. If you sense “no” PLEASE don’t be condemned! Many times I have honestly said, Lord, I have no sense of Your Presence or Your joy right now. We must realize it’s just a part of our journey with Him. He will CONTINUE TO bring us into His Joy because He’s inside and “all the while” He is working there! Phil 2:13! Such GOOD NEWS!!
Is it possible to walk in joy all the time? As we abide in Jesus, yes. When we get pulled away by circumstances we don’t feel joy. His joy is still there but our focus is off. The idea of abiding means, just get back to Jesus and tell Him, I got distracted, Lord. I return and surrender now. I center my mind, will and emotions on and to You. Have Your way, Lord.
I experience His joy as a geyser springing up out of me. Honestly, this has increased since I spent more time with Him last week. I had off and hardly anybody called and WOW. I wake up every morning since then and this eruption of joy springs out of my mouth before I get out of bed.
STICK WITH HIM IN YOUR PROCESS. HE IS IN LOVE WITH YOU!
Really, all we want is to know and experience His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, etc etc. Especially His Love! Then we can hand it out to everyone else and even love ourselves.
There’s another great question. Do you love yourself? That’s for another email.