Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Acts 13:52

"And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.” (NASB)


"And the disciples were continually filled (pleroo: complete, made full, abounding in, liberally supplied) with joy (chara: joyfulness, gladness) and with the Holy Spirit.”


The disciples were always found to be abounding with joy, gladness and the Holy Spirit (at the referred to time anyway).


I recently can't seem to shake the fact that a true follower of Christ will be overrun with joy. Joy is deeper than an emotion and is not always shown as a "mood". Joy goes deep and is rooted in the Lord's love for us. What does it look like for you to be abounding in joy? Are you filled completely with the Holy Spirit? Today, pour out yourself and ask the Lord to pour in... to the fullest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So true..joy does NOT equal happy..
joy is deeper.
no matter WHAT happens in my life..I can be filled with JOY!!
it is a choice I make to BELIEVE what God says..

grace and peace,