Rejoice always, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18 (NKJV)
World Changer: Apostle Paul makes us a great exhortation to be always filled with the joy of God, but the problem is that many of us are first Christian generation in our families and therefore we indoctrinated with what the world offers and sadly calls it the joy that is money and possessions.
When we are true Christians and we have asked God to reveal to us all His Word day by day, then we begin to understand that joy should not depend on our circumstances but on what God has already done on the cross for all of us and that it grants us salvation and eternal life, because He died and rose again for the forgiveness of our sins and thus reconcile us with God His Father.
*Then there should be nothing that gives us more joy than knowing that we have been born again in Christ, that we are walking in His promises, and that even when we are going through trials, He is in us accompanying us and many times drying our tears in the moments difficult that we do not understand.
The joy of the Lord is knowing that we are heading towards eternal life in the hand of Jesus, instructed by His Word the Holy Bible and no matter what we are going through in our daily lives, the important thing is to know that the Holy Spirit is in us and He will fulfill His purpose according to His plans and not ours (John chapters 14 and 15).
Let us first seek the Kingdom of God and His justice and the joy of the Lord will come in addition, because He knows all our needs (Matthew 6:33).
Today is the day to ask Jesus to come into our lives and pour out His joy (Romans 10: 8-13).
Christ in us our hope of glory and our world-changing victory (Colossians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 57). Hallelujah.