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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Experience Joy as a Calm Delight



Experience Joy as a Calm Delight

John 15:11

Are you like some believers who think that in order to be filled with the joy of the Lord they must be turned on, fired up, and super hyped? God wants your joy to be full and complete, but that does not mean you have to swing from chandeliers!

 

Some define joy as "hilarity", and there is some basis for that definition. But according to Strong's Concordance, the Greek word chare, translated joy, in the about verse, means calm delight.

 

My husband, likens this calm delight to a bubbling brook that just flows along quietly and peacefully, bringing refreshment to everything and everyone along its path. Doesn't that sound appealing?

 

Of course there will be times when your joy will be supercharged and exciting, but most of the time we will live with a simple "calm delight".

  

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