Joy is “peace dancing.” Joy is rooted in a deep contentment that is independent of everything—except our relationship with God.
If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete—JOHN 15:10–11.
Joy is supremely different than happiness. Happiness, considered our “inalienable right” as Americans, depends on circumstances or things or people or feelings. But joy is something else. I like the definition that joy is “peace dancing.” Joy is rooted in a deep contentment that is independent of everything — except our relationship with God.
In our relationship with Him we find all that brings “sparkle” to life:
Satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment.
Jesus said He told us these things so our joy would be complete.
Do you lack joy because you don’t know the things He has told you? Then start reading your Bible. Enjoy life today!