“Though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9
Jesus came to this earth so that we might be saved and in that alone we should be able to find joy. Father John always reminds that JOY should mean to each of us Jesus Over You and that is so very true. With Jesus in our lives we shouldn’t have to brood or be envious over the riches that others have or the riches that we want, we should have enough riches just knowing that Christ has paved a path for us, with His blood, so that we might find eternal joy in heaven with His Father.
Even though God did not give us the Bible as a guide for joy and happiness, it still tells us how we can be eternally joyful and how we can experience joy in our lives and on our journey to eternal happiness.
“Godliness with contentment is great gain,” (1 Timothy 6:6)
This is what Paul wrote to Timothy. He wanted his protegé Timothy to clearly understand that being grateful for the basics in life in the hope that this would help to keep him from falling into the trap of covetousness.
That’s what we all need to do, look at what we have and be thankful for each and every thing no matter how small you might think it is, for no matter the size of the gift, all gifts come from God. We need to focus on all the wonders of the grace of God and train ourselves to make a spirit of gratitude that will rule over our lives.That is the true way in which we can experience joy today and to be forever joyful. Understand that if we put Jesus before us, the joy will become something very natural.
If we count our many blessings we will soon lose count.