Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Webster defines Joy as:  "the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires: delight".

This is a true world view of Joy - "the prospect of possessing what one desires". Do you desire a perfect marriage, a killer body, enough money to go to Europe, power, well-behaved children or do you desire true Joy?

Desire Christ living in you. Desire the true joy that that brings.
"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;
   may the name of the LORD be praised.” Job 1:21

This is joy.

My new definition of joy is: "No Matter".

No matter what happens on this earth.
No matter what the Lord takes away.
No matter what others do to me.
No matter what happens.
I will praise Him.
I will thank Him.
I will have Joy.

Joy is knowing that He is God.
He is in control.
He loves me.
No matter.
No matter what I do, or say or think.
No matter.
I have Joy.

No matter.


  1. JUST had the thought that I wanted to look into biblical joy. Curious timing, A.M.! I love thought that joy ISN'T linked to getting what I think I want. Teach me, Lord Jesus!

  2. Amen and amen, sister. So tired...so grateful...
    don't know what tomorrow will bring. But NO MATTER - I will rejoice in the gift of now, the gift of hope.
    love & hugs - Teri