Walking joyfully vs happily

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
Have you ever been around someone obsessed with your happiness. So much so, that they don’t give you a chance to be. Maybe it’s because they don’t understand the difference between joy and happiness. Maybe even though they believe, they don’t really know or have a personal relationship with Jesus.

A verse…

Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)

More thoughts…
Joy and happiness are wonderful feelings to experience, but are very different. Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are, whereas happiness tends to be externally triggered and is based on other people, things, places, thoughts and events.
https://www.psychologies.co.uk/joy-vs-happiness

For many, the words joy and happiness are the same. We don’t have a way to differentiate them. However, when we look at the ways we get joy, found in the Bible, we see that these two things are very different. We can have joy and be unhappy! Happiness comes from circumstances in our lives. When things go our way- we are happy. However, when things don’t go our way, we are no longer happy- but we can still have joy. Why is this – and how do we focus on joy and not happiness?
http://worshipfulliving.com/2017/01/13/joy-vs-happiness/

A prayer…
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, Jesus my Savior. You tell us to take up our cross and follow You. I pray for those who don’t know the joy that comes from following and having a relationship with and don’t understand how this differs from happiness. I am so thankful for all Your blessings, and fight to focus on You in every moment and to maintain a grateful spirit. Help them see this in me and a understand the peace and joy I have in and with You. Even when circumstances may keep me from being happy. This I pray in Jesus name. Amen

A song…
joy.
for King & Country
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/joy/1398353335?i=1398353596

Grace Got You
MercyMe
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grace-got-you/1204836754?i=1204836878

Listen to my ‘A songs’ playlist on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/a-song/pl.u-yZyVE6XFaK6mE

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Bibles Online
Jesus Centered Bible
https://www.mylifetree.com/jesus-centered-bible/
Bible Gateway
https://www.biblegateway.com/
The Word of Promise Audio Bible
http://www.thewordofpromise.com/

Online Resources
The Words of Jesus of Nazareth by Lee Cantelon

http://www.thewords.com/thewords/table.htm

Devotions
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org
Jesus Calling
http://www.jesuscalling.com/app/
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://lifeforleaders.depree.org/devotionals/
Today in the Word
https://www.todayintheword.org/

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Audible – current listening to…
Beyond Belief by Elaine Pagels

Recently finished…
Malcolm Muggeridge’s: A Third Testatment ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The End of Christendom by Malcolm Muggeridge ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heretics by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Just As I Am by Billy Graham ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hear My Heart – What I Would Say To You by Billy Graham⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lost Connections by Johann Hari ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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