Power of Joy

November 5

Proverbs 17:22 -A joyful heart helps healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

There is a hormone in human body called serotonin. It is the ‘feel good’ hormone. It is responsible for the regulation of mood, appetite and sleep. This hormone depletes when you go through tough time or if you find yourself in unfavourable circumstance or environment. Stress, pain, loss, troubles etc cause the level of serotonin to drop. The result of this weariness of the soul, depression, lost of will to live. If the serotonin level is left unchecked and not refuelled it might lead suicide or death of an individual. One of the ways that God has prepared for us to recuperate our serotonin level is through joy. Joy is one of the major components of God’s kingdom. Jesus indicated in the gospel of John that he wants our joy to be full. He also instructs us not to allow anyone to steal your joy.

The power of joy start to became real to you when you get the revelation of God’s unconditional love for you. The knowledge of the father’s love for you puts you on that path to growing and living in the joy of the Lord.

The next step is believing the knowledge you have received. Faith is the hand with which we receive from God. You need to believe the love that God has for you and never let it go. Hold to the truth that God loves you no matter what your situation may be. As you believe, you begin to experience a flow and multiplication of divine joy. Joy first start its work in your before it works on your situation. Joy is the game changer both in us and around us.

When you have received joy, then you need to begin to declare it to multiply its impact around you. The most effective way to release joy is by declaring the knowledge of God’s love for you. Joy is released and made effective in our lives by first receiving the love that God has given us through Jesus Christ. If you don’t know and believe that God loves you, you will not live a life full of joy. The love that God has for you is unconditional. So by meditating and speaking God’s unconditional love for joy you, releases the medicinal power of joy. But if you don’t meditate on it and speak it out it remains dormant and ineffective. So it’s over to you to partake of the fruit of God’s joy for you.

 

For further study:
1 John 4:10 – Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Questions for you to reflect on
How do you release the power of joy?

Personal declaration
I will hold fast the knowledge that God loves me in order to keep my joy.