This week we are looking at the Fruit of the Spirit, in the Sacred Garden. The second is Joy, and these 3 quotes and passages were read aloud for meditation & contemplation.
Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy.
So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice and no-one will take away your joy.
John 16 v 22
Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.
Do you have a favourite passage or quote on Joy? I would love to hear it.
Tomorrow we are looking at Peace.
I hope you will come back and read my thoughts on that too.
Blessings and Joy, Joy x