Sometimes, I don’t know why, but I loose my joy. I don’t know where it goes, maybe it goes where all those socks go when you wash them, and I have been looking for them for years.
Sometimes this joy of mine, leaves quick and takes a long time to find again.
But then is joy something I need to find or is it something that I have all the time and I just don’t know how to apply it.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
There it is the fruits of the spirit and there it is – JOY. Joy is a fruit of the spirit. A fruit of the Holy Spirit. So if I have the Holy Spirit living in me then Joy should be there as well.
Joy has already been given to me along with all the other fruits. So the problem isn’t that I loose it, it really can’t leave me because it comes with the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit never leaves me.
So I guess the problem is me, plain ole me and my issue with the applying of this joy given to me by the Holy Spirit.
I haven’t lost my joy, I haven’t got to find it, there is no where to search.
It dwells within me and I just need to turn on the joy button and let it shine.
How do I turn on that joy button you may ask??? For me, I need to spend more time in God’s word.
I have been slack lately and I need to start getting up early again and reading my bible before the children rise. I am still reading my bible but I am playing catch up all the time. For me I need routine and that is my plan.
It may be different for you, but just remember we never lose the fruits of the spirit, they dwell within.