When my joy emanates from the Christ within, it is steadfast, consistent and imbued with power. The Christ, the Spirit of joy enthroned in my heart, brings eternal joy and happiness. Joy radiates from the center of my being to the outer reaches of my world. External conditions cannot dampen this joy, for it has its foundation and substance in God. Pure joy shines with rays of gladness.
I keep my joy active by expressing it, by daily drawing more of its essence from God, the source of all joy. I let my joy shine into the world to bless others. The joy of the Christ is mine now and always.
Thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him.—2 Corinthians 2:14