Being Joyful – Biblical Keys for Christian Living

Being joyful by Pastor Bruce Edwards

7 Biblical Keys for Christian Living

Being joyful is a Biblical key to living the Christian life.  Philippians 4:4 tells us to, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again—Rejoice!” (Phil. 4:4) Being joyful is a powerful key for Christian living.

Being Joyful – benefits of

Joy is what the the kingdom is. (Romans 14:17) Joy is how we serve the Lord. (Psalms 100:2) Joy is like a medicine. ( Proverbs 17:22) Real joy is unique to the Christian. It is a fruit of the spirit. Joy is our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10) If you lose your joy, you lose your strength. Joy is the strength that enables us to press through and keep the faith through the journey of life. Joy is a key to Christian living.

The question is how do you keep your joy? There are two main keys needed to have real joy and keep it.

1) Choose Joy! Psalm 118: 24 says, “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Notice joy is a matter of our will. “We will” rejoice and be glad. In other words joy is a choice. Every day you need to make a conscience decision to choose joy. Life is filled with disappointments, set backs, and challenges that try to rob your joy. Our joy is not just a feeling. There are times you may not feel like rejoicing, but choose to rejoice. Joy is a choice.

2) Stay focused on Jesus. Jesus alone is the source of true joy. Psalm 16:11 says, “In His presence is fullness of joy.” To keep your joy just stay in His presence. Joy is not found in more stuff, more fame, more money, or any other thing. It is easy to get distract and to start looking for joy in all the wrong places. If we try to manufacture our own joy it will not last and ultimately fail. True joy is only found in the person of Jesus. Rest in Him, worship Him, trust Him, stay focused on Him and you will experience true joy everyday of your life.

Being joyful is a key to living the Christian life.

Other Biblical Keys for Christian Living –

  1. Being a Servant- CLICK HERE
  2. Being Merciful – CLICK HERE
  3. Being Kind – CLICK HERE
  4. Being Joyful – CLICK HERE
  5. Being Grateful – CLICK HERE
  6. Being Led by the Spirit – CLICK HERE
  7. Being Prayerful – CLICK HERE

Bruce Edwards

Bruce is a pastor, speaker, Bible teacher, and consultant to pastors and churches. He has over 35 years of leadership experience in business and ministry.  As a pastor he has a passion to help people experience the abundant life provided through Jesus and is committed to teach and communicate the principles of God’s Word with clarity, simplicity and boldness. He is uniquely gifted to help churches and ministries experience “breakthrough” for greater success and impact.    Bruce has a Masters Degree in Business management and has written several books including; What’s Next, The God Factor, Just Let It Go, The Little Red Book for Parents, God is For You, The Elementary Principles of Christianity, 5 Principles of Breakthrough, The Power of Half, and others. He served over 28 years at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Senior Associate Pastor. He is CEO of Bruce Edwards Ministries (BEM) which is focused on helping churches and ministries “breakthrough” to greater impact and growth. He provides staff development training, leadership training, Church growth assessments and planning, financial assessments, and other services for leaders, churches and ministries. He and his wife have been married for over 43 years. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Acts 20:24 (NIV) is one of his a favorite verses - “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

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