Seek Joy, Not Happiness

God created us so we could live a life that pleases Him. The life of man relates to God because “…in Him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). This responsibility is not a difficult one. If we’ll just live for God, who knows what marvelous things might happen in our life?…

God’s Grace, Love, and Joy

We all start out in life as strangers to God and His grace. “Grace” means God’s goodness granted to undeserving people. As we begin to experience God’s loving mercy, we’re able to learn to trust Him more each day to see us through all our trials. Then His grace will be able to shine forth…

My Joy and Your Joy

“These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be fulfilled.” John 15:11 The Joy of Christ “My joy” here means the joy that is Christ’s. This is what He desires for His disciples to possess, by which He can then, as a consequence, guarantee…

The Joy of the Lord—Our True Delight

“Make no attempt to leave, thirst and mull over your spoiled gruel and keep it all for yourself, regardless of how much worse another’s condition is: for this night is full of sinful revelry to our Lord the devil: make every effort to feel sorry for yourself; for the misery and disappointment of the devil…

“Like Them That Dream”

I no longer remember the reasons, but our cat once needed to be taken by car from our home to a particular destination, and then returned a day later (which she perceived as a week!). Now, this cat was not one who found pleasure in any kind of restraint or confinement—period! In fact, I think…