Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Joy is a powerful and beautiful thing. 

It isn't happy or happiness per se.  You and I live in a joyless world. Oh, they have fun and can create for themselves some version of "happy" but at what cost?

Joy is something that you can only receive from God.  His presence in your life can give you a foundation of hope that nothing in this world can defeat.  Even in the worst of our times, He is there to provide us with joy.  

Joy is built on our eternal hope.  Our joy isn't dependent upon our current circumstances.  It is dependent upon our faith.  There is a God, and we will spend eternity with Him.  

Joy is a spiritual expression.  It comes from God and therefore is a part of our faith and life with Him. 

Joy is a constant.  God never changes.  His love will endure forever.  His promises are true.  His joy will always make you complete.

When you practice joy, it becomes contagious. This is something that you want people to catch.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, fill me with your joy today. AMEN