The Bible says that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Joy does not simply happen to us. These Christian quotes about joy will help you stay in that place of joy in your life.
When you learn how to walk in that joy, it will change your life. It will change your whole demeanor. You will live with a bounce in your step and a song on your breath.
I don’t know about you, but for me, that type of life is something worth living. So let's take a look at some of the quotes about joy that have been passed down through the ages shall we?
The hopes of the godly result in happiness,but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.
When was the last time you laughed for the sheer joy of your salvation? People are not attracted to somber doctrines. There is no persuasive power in a gloomy and morbid religion. Let the world see your joy and you won't be able to keep them away. To be filled with God is to be filled with joy. Anonymous
Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures. Thomas Aquinas
Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Distrust your religion unless it is cheerful, unless it turns every act and deed to music and exults in attempts to catch the harmony of the new life. Phillips Brooks
The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks. Matthew Henry
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Helen Keller
The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting. C.S. Lewis
"The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance." C. S. Lewis
I choose joy... I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical... the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God. Max Lucado
There's nothing more contradictory than an unenthusiastic Christian. The Bible tells us that God loves us so much, in fact, that God gave his only son so that all who believe in him will have everlasting life. Nothing not even death can separate us from God's love! If we really believe that, we can't help but overflow with joy! Ronald Newhouse
The reward of being 'faithful over a few things' is just the same as being 'faithful over many things' ; for the emphasis falls upon the same word; it is the 'faithful' who will enter 'into the joy of their Lord.' Charles S. Robinson
Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God. Robert Schuller
A genuine revival without joy in the Lord is as impossible as spring without flowers, or day-dawn without light. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Karl Barth
Be merry, really merry. The life of a true Christian should be a perpetual jubilee, a prelude to the festivals of eternity. Theophane Venard
It is the consciousness of the threefold joy of the Lord, His joy in ransoming us, His joy in dwelling within us as our Saviour and Power for fruit bearing and His joy in possessing us, as His Bride and His delight; it is the consciousness of this joy which is our real strength. Our joy in Him may be a fluctuating thing: His joy in us knows no change. Hudson Taylor
Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy. The best way to show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Christ risen. Mother Teresa
How divinely full of glory and pleasure shall that hour be when all the millions of mankind that have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God shall meet together and stand around Him, with every tongue and every heart full of joy and praise! How astonishing will be the glory and the joy of that day when all the saints shall join together in one common song of gratitude and love, and of everlasting thankfulness to this Redeemer! With that unknown delight, and inexpressible satisfaction, shall all that are saved from the ruins of sin and hell address the Lamb that was slain, and rejoice in His presence! Isaac Watts
Will you choose joy? Will you make a choice to walk in the joy of the Lord?
I pray that these Christian quotes about joy will help you make that decision and walk in it.
It has been said that joy is the serious business of heaven. I don't know about that, but I know that there will be a lot of joy in heaven.
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Pastor Duke Taber is the Senior Pastor at The Vineyard Church in San Carlos Ca. He is an alumnus from Life Pacific College and Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He is a husband, father, and grandfather.
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