How can you look at a face like this and not feel a fountain of joy well up inside?
This little guy is my grandson Truman, a photo taken a few years ago. He is such a joy!
The fact that I have a relationship with him is a source of great joy. When I think about happiness, I think it relates to ‘what’s happening’. Joy on the other hand comes from relationship, with God and other people.
Consider this verse: “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:11,12
Joy is connected to loving one another!
How is your “joy meter” reading today?
If you’d like to take a JoyQ assessment, click here. If you register you can re-take it and see how you’re progressing.
If you’d like more joy, consider your relationships and build more connection. This will surely lead you to greater joy!
If you want to learn how to improve your “joy meter” then checkout the book Joy Starts Here. Authors E. James Wilder, Ed M. Khouri, Chris M. Coursey, and Shelia D. Sutton take you through the exciting steps of finally being able to find real joy in life. Real joy is attainable; it is able to be grown and cultivated. When real joy is found, it can change families, schools, churches and the world. Arguably the most important book written on this topic, this could be the beginning of a joyful revolution, a new way of life. Joy Starts Here.