How Joy Is A Source of Strength

Remember the old ad with the tagline, “Got milk?” Well………got joy? Joy is a result of prior beliefs and actions. Find out more in this article from Christian Crier………………….

This article drives home the fact that Joy is a decision, much like love.  From Counseling One Another……………….

Joy is a settled state of mind and heart produced by the Holy Spirit, resulting in contentment and hope-filled confidence in God’s trustworthy character and good purposes. It’s a settled state, not a passing feeling, of mind and heart; that is, it involves thoughts and affections. Joy is produced by the Spirit, not cranked up…

via Bearing the Fruit of Joy — Counseling One Another

From Randy Alcorn’s Blog…………………

When I was writing my book Happiness, I knew that the chapter on “What’s the Difference Between Happiness and Joy?” would likely prove to be one of the most controversial. To verify my assertion that joy and happiness are synonyms, I cited more than one hundred verses in various translations that use joy and happiness…

via Four Reasons Christians Distinguish Between Happiness and Joy — Randy Alcorn’s Blog