What is A Deeper Joy?


As I prayed about what the purpose of my blog was, the Lord made it clear to me that I am to be a light for Him.  That may be in so many different ways, but I am always striving to glorify Him!

One day, I listened to the story of one girl, about my age, that talked about finding her "happiness".  She was depressed and in a rut so she made a few changes that helped her find "happiness".  This included breaking up with her boyfriend, moving to another city, starting an exercise routine and starting a business.  While these are all wonderful things, things that can help improves one's life, I thought, "but she's missing the main point."  Life isn't just about being "happy".  That would imply that life is based on feelings, because happiness is a feeling.  When things go wrong again and that happiness is no longer there, you'll find yourself right back in the same rut.....which brings me to JOY.

Joy is very different than happiness.  I believe that joy can only be found in knowing Jesus Christ.  It is an inner peace or contentment with your life that is found in a relationship with Jesus.

I have that joy/peace/contentment because of my Savior, because He died on a Cross for me, purifying me of all unrighteousness, and giving me eternal life. (1 John 1:9 and John 3:16)

My life is different because of Him and whether things are going well or are in complete disarray, I have a deep joy inside of me, because I know He loves me, He will get me through all things, He works for my good (Romans 8:28) and my ultimate hope is in Him.  He is the reason that I live.  My purpose in life (and with this blog) is this:

To know Him and to make Him known.


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