Scripture for today: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The 2015 movie JOY is loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano, a self made millionaire, who was noted for many inventions including the self-wringing Magic Mop in 1990. Throughout the movie, her character portrays nothing close to joy. Apart from her desire and drive to succeed, everything seemed gloomy around her. She was a divorced mother of three and was barely surviving.
Joy is an emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation; great happiness. There are a number of things that can give us joy or pleasure; a satisfying career, soccer, winning an election, obtaining a visa etc. However, this may be short-lived because they are conditional.
The Word of God speaks of Joy from the Holy Spirit, that comes from hope in Christ. This kind of joy is unconditional and gives inner peace that is unfathomable. You have to be deeply rooted in God to experience this unspeakable joy. It is awesome!
Prayer for today: Father, fill my heart with unending joy, in Jesus name, Amen!
By Cecil & Ama Dodoo: candofamily.org
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