StruCultivate a Joy-Filled Life
Every day we have the opportunity to cultivate a joy-filled life. How can we do it? By growing our relationship with Christ through prayer, studying Scripture and practicing joy-filled living through obedience and faith.
Living a joy-filled life is knowing God is in control of every situation. It’s trusting Him and knowing that everything is going to be okay. It’s praising Him with gratitude in all situations every day.
Our lives are not perfect. Struggles abound and yet we are left to wonder what it really means to be joy-filled. Where does lasting joy and happiness come from? The Bible clearly states the connection between joy and happiness, and I for one, love that happiness is found on the inside and joy comes from above. So it’s happiness + joy that equals joy-filled.
According to Brene Brown, “A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy. A joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration and faith.”
At some point we will experience a difficult situation or a life altering event that makes us wonder how to be joy-filled when we are mired down in our circumstances.
Filling Our Hearts with God’s Word
How we handle the tough times when they attempt to overwhelm or stress us out will be our calling card. We are to give our burdens to God and study His Word because focusing on Him helps us weed out the things that get in the way of living a joy-filled life.
Memorizing God’s truths adds an extra measure of comfort and courage so we can be steadfast as we meet life head on.
Here are 10 Scriptures for Cultivating a Joy-Filled Life. Click on the image below for the free printable.
1 Thessalonians 5:6-8
3 John 1:4
As a part of this series, my friend and fellow writer/designer, Jana Kennedy-Spicer, gave me a copy of, ‘Living a Joy-Filled Life’ study journal and Bible journaling kit to giveaway to one lucky reader. Please comment below for a chance to win this beautiful gift. We will announce the winner on Friday, August 2, 2019.
I’ll be praying for you as you study God’s Word and seek a joy-filled life.
Dear Lord, I want to rejoice in You always. Help me to be a light for others as my cup overflows with Your abundance and good news. Let me find unending joy as I spend time in Your Word and draw closer to You. Amen.