The joy that the Spirit gives is resilient, confident, even contagious! Like a bursting fountain it fills the landscape with its colorful presence. This fruit transforms the outlook of the individual in which it is growing. Holy Spirit-rooted joy affects a whole group of people. It can’t be squelched by evil or ignored because it knows the whole story of Jesus’ victory…even in the face of tragedy or of difficulty or grieving. Imagine the anticipation of Jesus who waited to show Himself alive to those that grieved His loss. Tap into that source of joy and it simply will not be contained. How is God causing His joy to grow in your life, especially today?
John 15:1-8; Galatians 5:22-23
Colossians 1:9-12; Luke 9:37-48
Proverbs 15:23, 30; 27:11, Philippians 1:18-26, Luke 15:1-10