Day 6 | February Devotional from Psalms - "Joy is a Path"

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Psalm 16:11 (NIV), You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Challenging times will test your joy. This is especially true when you are unsure of your “path of life,” or the will of God. As David plainly states, in the presence of God, we are filled with joy.

I like to think of joy in two ways: Inward and Outward. Inward joy is what you know. Outward joy is how you respond. Inward joy is an inward satisfaction that your are living in the will of God and are pleasing God.
Outward joy is to be glad and rejoice in the victories and triumphs that you have received.

Some Sources of Joy:
Joy comes from abiding in the presence of the Lord. Psalms 16:11
Joy comes from discovering the will of God through His Word. John 15:11; Jeremiah 15:16
Joy is part of the Kingdom of God (“Your kingdom come”) Romans 14:17
Joy is a “fruit” or characteristic of the Holy Spirit within our spirit. Galatians 5:22 Victorious outcomes magnify joy!

Reflection Question: How do you maintain your joy?

Today’s action item based on insight: