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Joy in the Bible refers to a phenomenon deeper than mere happiness. It is rooted in God and comes from God. Since it comes from God, it is more serene and stable than worldly happiness, which is merely emotional and lasts only for a time. Joy is an aspect of the fruit of the Spirit. Only the Spirit can give you joy! Joy is lasting. Our ancestors sang, “This joy I have the world didn’t give it to me and the world can’t take it away!” Pray that the Spirit fill you with joy today! Live in God’s joy today! Choose to have joy! How can you do this? The Bible says in Philippians 4:4 (NKJV),”Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” Paul twice encouraged us to rejoice. Just when you think you can’t rejoice and have joy, think again! Smile, laugh, sing, think about something God has done for you that you know you could not have done for yourself and praise God! Be filled with joy today and pass on some of the joy you have to others!