Joy is a decision. At least, that’s what our pastor said yesterday. I’ve heard it said of love–along the lines of act loving and the feelings will follow–but never of joy.
It’s a compelling thought. One I’ve been contemplating ever since.
The Apostle Paul prayed in his letter to the Romans (15:13) “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 decision part is in the trusting–something the characters in my current work-in-progress are also learning.
Speaking of which…I need to get started. But I’m praying that verse for each of you today.
Have a joy-filled day!