How Is Joy a Fruit of the Spirit?

My take on this is that having a heart condition of joy in this sin-sick world is only possible through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. From……..

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The Presence of the Holy Spirit

The presence of the Holy Spirit can always be recognized by the way He moves us toward what Jesus would be and do (John 16:7–15). When we inwardly experience the heavenly sweetness and power of life—the love, joy, and peace—that Jesus knew, that is the work of the Spirit in us.

From The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. Copyright © 2006 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

Have an ear to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying!  From Mark Batterson……….

A Pierced Ear “Whoever has ears, let them hear.” Six times in the Gospels and eight times in the book of Revelation, Jesus repeats these six words. It’s the simplest of statements, but the implications are exponential. The exhortation is urgent, and I believe your destiny depends on it. When Jesus declared, “Whoever has ears,…

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