Thursday, October 04, 2012

We Can Live with Joy

Joy is one of the qualities are to enjoy in the Christian life.  Yet for many of us joy seems to elude us as we focus on the mundane details of life.  How can we have joy?  That is what my latest post at Paul's Ponderings considers.

{Romans 15:13; ESV}
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.

We long for joy, but it seems to elude us in the mundane details of life. It is hard to be joyful when you have a stack of bills to pay, a deadline at work to meet, and children to feed. Joy often seems like a luxury we cannot afford rather than a promised characteristic of the Christian life.

In the verse above we discover the apostle Paul asking God to fill the Romans with joy. Because of the circumstances of their lives Paul knew that they only way they would experience joy is if God gave it to them.

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