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