“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NIV
With the busyness of the Christmas season you spotted an out of place package wrapped in glistening gold paper. You discover another gift bearing your name. So to your comfortable spot you go with present in hand. Today the gift revealed is noisy in a beautiful way. As you take out this large red jingle bell the tag attached reads on one side ” Joy”. On the reverse side of the tag reads
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, weakness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
True joy comes from God when you accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior. Joy is one of the fruits of the Spirit that we as believers should bear in our life as evidence that the Holy Spirit is within us. Joy defined is a state of mind and an orientation of the heart. It is a settled state of contentment, confidence and hope.
May your heart overflow with joy this Christmas season.
In His Love, Crisi