The Serious Business of Joy

I heard a quote by Gareth Gilkeson of Rend Collective, a praise band out of Northern Ireland, that really made me stop and think.

“We need to get down to the serious business of joy….seriousness is not one of the fruits of the spirit, but joy is.”

I love, love, love, love this.  Oh, did I mention that I love this?  🙂  Too many stony-faced Christians (and yes, I’ve been guilty of this on occasion); not enough pure, unadulterated, all-encompassing, I-can’t-believe-Jesus-loves-me JOY!

“God’s peace is joy resting.  His joy is peace dancing.” (F.F. Bruce)  Dance in your spirit today….the God who made the whole entire immense universe cares about you.  No matter what problems you are facing, and we all have big ones sometimes, that is something to hold on to…something to bring you joy.  Blessings, Lisa

 

4 thoughts on “The Serious Business of Joy

  1. One of our users re shared this video, I believe they located it on your blog. Love your ministry. Really encouraging post. Feel free to repost full post on Godinterest , God Bless

  2. You are so right! We all can find JOY in the fact that the God of the whole universe loves each of us, no matter whether we deserve it of not!! What a praise!

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