now it’s joy week. i’m trying to decide what i think of joy. it’s a fruit of the spirit, so that means if we are living in the spirit that we have joy. so then, joy can’t just be happiness, because Jesus says we won’t be happy all the time- even He wept. so what IS joy?
i’ve come to the conclusion that right now… i don’t exactly know. i know what it feels like for sure, but i don’t know that i can describe it adequately. the best i can say is what i learned from pathfinder bible ex this summer: joy isn’t just a feeling, it’s a way of reacting to situations. even when something bad happens, we can be joyful in knowing that these earthly things DON’T matter!
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” i think that has a lot to do with joy. and i think that’s all i’ll say on the subject for today.
merry christmas all.