Tag Archive for: Joyful

Find your Rhythm

Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], being continually aware that your labor [even to the point of exhaustion] in the Lord is not futile nor wasted [it is never without purpose]. (1 Corinthians 15:58, AMP)

We are on Secret #4 for a Joy-Filled Life. If you missed any of the first three secrets you can find them by clicking on the links below…

Secret #1: Maximize your Moments

Secret #2: Keep a Healthy Perspective

Secret #3: Develop a Pattern of Grace

Even as I walked through this last week, the secret of finding my own rhythm came to mind. How much more I enjoy life when I step into the rhythm God has for me. The rhythm He designed for my life. It’s all too easy to step into someone else’s rhythm and get lost in the beat of comparisons. Comparisons are a huge joy killer. Satan knows that. He loves to get us lost in looking at everyone else’s life and lose focus in what God has for us.

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Bountiful Joy


You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12)

Live It Out

I absolutely love this verse and the feeling it provokes in my heart. I don’t think you can read this verse without experiencing a burst of joy. The words captivate me and describe a beautiful picture to me.

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Joy and Praise are Linked

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place. (1 Chronicles 16:27)

Live It Out 

You can’t have joy without praise, and it’s impossible to praise God without feeling joy. It’s in the moments we take our eyes off of ourselves and place them on the Lord that we experience joy. It’s when I say, “O God, You are good even when life doesn’t feel so good.”

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Joy vs. Happiness

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. (Psalm 126:3)

There is a huge difference between joy and happiness. You can experience joy without feeling happy, but you can’t experience happiness without being joyful.

Happiness is a feeling that changes with the emotions we have in a day, but joy is a constant state of being that we choose.

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I Choose Joy

Be joyful always. (1 Thessalonians 5:16)

Live It Out

Is it possible to always be joyful? I like to think so! But joy is a choice. I wake up daily with a choice to make. I can choose to be joyful because of who God is and know that no matter what my circumstances will pass in time or I can choose to dwell on the negative. I can choose to dwell on things that don’t bring joy. The choice is mine! And God will never force me to choose joy!

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