Wednesday, February 20, 2008
"The joy of the Lord is your strength."
Joy = Strength
I love the way KCM explains the importance of and our ability to exercise joy:
"Joy is not just a state of mind. It is not a fleeting emotion. Joy is a very real force, and the devil doesn't have anything that can stand up against it. Just as fear has to yield to Faith, discouragement has to yield to joy. Since Joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, you already have it residing within you. But you must develop it, confess it, and live by it if you want to to enjoy it's power."
The battle for Joy is not in our emotions, it is (once again) in our minds. So, as I have made a commitment to daily exercise my body, I am also going to commit to exercising and doing some strength training on my Joy.
Anybody want to join me?