Get Your Joy!

Manna For Today: Friday, June 22, 2018


We must not confuse joy with happiness. Happiness is too often dependent on happenings and therefore limited in its sustainability.

The joy we speak of is a spiritual product and is sustained by a flame that cannot be blown or burnt out. It is eternal in nature and therefore transcends any context it may be required to operate in.

James 1:2-4 tells us to view trouble that comes our way as an opportunity for joy; that the testing of our faith grows our endurance. The end result will be our fully developed endurance and we will be perfect and complete needing nothing.

Nehemiah 8:10 further admonishes the people to not be dejected and sad; “for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Dear friend, the joy God has given us excels any challenge coming from the enemy of our souls.

So what do we do to produce joy and the subsequent strength in and for our lives?

Hebrews 12:2 tells us to “look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” and that it was “joy set before Him that enabled Him to endure the cross, despising the shame and He is now sitting down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Friend, we look to Jesus taking our eyes off of our challenges and placing them on His Word, Work and Wisdom. Read the gospel and let Him instruct you in His Word, Work and Wisdom. I’m convinced joy will be the final outcome. Allow Jesus to bring you joy!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

4 thoughts on “Get Your Joy!

  1. Audrey M Holmes

    Amen PASTOR, thank you for the clarity…since my my husband of 38years transitioned to be with the LORD, soul is consistently joyful but, happiness is an emotional feeling that comes and go…my joy come from my hope in the promises of JESUS CHRIST for my husband and me…
    The joy of the LORD is my strength🙏🏾
    Thank You for this reminder…

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  2. Phillip Bell

    Heavenly Father, thank You for the type of joy You alone can give. Let it never leave me. Let it be something I can share with others and it not be forced. In Jesus name, Amen.

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  3. Thank You for my Joy!! Help me to keep my eyes on You so that my Joy will never burn out or be blown out from the disappointments, distractions and lack of commitment of others. Help me to always serve you with my best. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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