I’m back everyone! Today I will be talking about Joy, the first of nine fruits of the spirit I will be discussing in this session.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
That means that these fruits, these Christ-like attributes, are allowed EVERYWHERE. There is no law preventing you from doing these things, and not only that, the more you practice these, the more you are glorifying God.
Joy is a gift that should and can be given freely to everyone we pass by, and the more we give this gift, the more of it we will recieve in our own lives. How many of us like feeling happy? That should be all of us! We cannot deny that there is suffering in our world. Pain, sorrow, anger, torment. Horrible things that NOONE deserves to feel. These feelings of despair can all be easily cured-by bringing Joy to these people’s lives.
So for the next 24 hours I am issuing a challenge to everybody out there reading this. I want you to go around today and do a very simple thing-smile. Smile at every person you see today, smile as you are just walking down the street. This one simple act can bring unimaginable joy into people’s lives. And don’t smile one of those big creepy smiles where you pull your lips back and widen your eyes, but a soft smile full of warmth. And I mean smile at EVERYONE, after all, we never know just who might need the gift of joy today.
Tomorrow, come back to this blog and post a comment about what happened when you did this, what you felt, what other people said or did. And recruit your friends- every person that the Lord uses to spread his word is one more person helping to bring Joy to the world.