The Love/Joy Secret

4 Jun

The Love/Joy Secret…

We have this idea that we get joy, not by being loving, but by being selfish. We think if we’re selfish enough we’ll get everything we want. We’ll look out for ourselves and we’ll be joyful.

Not so. In the end, the more selfish you are, the less joy you have. Jesus has the secret of joy. He says, in John 15:12, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you, that your joy will be full.”

You want joy? Lose yourself in love, in loving another above yourself. Bless freely, forgive freely. There’s no greater joy than giving yourself in love, in the love of God who gave Himself to you.

Not just an occasional act of love, but a heart of love, a life that’s motivated by love, by giving. Turn your heart and your life from living for yourself to living for God.

Because in love there is no fear, no anxiety, and no defeat. Learn Jesus’s love/joy secret. Live a life of love and you’ll end up receiving a life of joy.

Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Today, cultivate a giving, generous, flowing heart – Find a need and fill it. Lose yourself in random acts of love to others and find your joy. The joy of the Lord is your strength.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,


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