The fruit of the Spirit Love, joy, peace Patience, kindness, goodness Faithfulness, gentleness, self control
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy Some people think it’s difficult to be a Christian and to laugh, but I think it’s the other way around. God writes a lot of comedy, it's just that he has so many bad actors. Garrison Keillor, No language has as many words for joy and rejoicing as does Hebrew. In the Old Testament thirteen Hebrew roots, found in twenty-seven different words, are used primarily for some aspect of joy or joyful participation in religious worship. Jewish Encyclopaedia
“The joy of the Lord is your strength’” When you speak of heaven, let your face light up. When you speak of hell—well, then your everyday face will do.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy Be joyful always (1 Thes 5:16) Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Phil 4:4) For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17)
A cheerful heart is good medicine… Proverbs 17:22
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy 1. Continually develop your trust in God.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy 2. Develop an attitude of gratitude.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy 3. Develop the joy of service.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy 4. Develop the joy of sharing Jesus.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy 5. Pursue joyful friendships.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy 6. Commit to obeying your leaders.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy 7. Keep your eye on the ultimate joy.