Joy isn’t a natural response to difficult circumstances or suffering, but with God, we can experience each fruit of the Spirit. 5 ways to cultivate joy.
At the time Jennifer asked me to write about joy, I was anything but joyful. In fact, I was in a real funk. A long winter filled with snow days, bitter cold and sick kids had me feeling weary. Furthermore, fixating on the circumstances happening to me left me feeling spiritually dry.
Honestly, joy seemed like a topic I was incapable of writing; God obviously knows what we need and has a wise sense of humor. In the form of a guest post, God prompted me to recognize what I needed at exactly the right time. I’m so thankful God offered an opportunity to seek and find joy. And to remind me of my need to rely fully on Him to provide.
I’m honored to the share truths God gave me, old and new, about cultivating joy with all of you and with the readers of Minding The Kings. At Minding The Kings, Jennifer shares Inspiration for Christ Following and Family Living. Currently, she is collaborating with other bloggers to offer a series about growing in the fruit of the Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23 (WEB, emphasis mine)
As you head over to read more about cultivating joy today, I invite you to follow along with each fruit. You’re sure to find encouragement and practical tips for cultivating and growing each fruit in our lives.Our unwavering, right standing before God and restored relationship with Him is our constant source of joy. #joy #fruitofthespirit #faith #thisgratefulmama Click To Tweet
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