January 11, 2005 | By | 3 Comments

Here is a thought to ponder:

The surest mark of a Christian is not faith, or even love, but joy.

– Sam Shoemaker, Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

I think that joy comes from worshipping and obeying God even when it hurts.  It’s also a fruit of the Spirit who fills us with this hope.

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy” (1 Peter 5:8).

“Those who look to Him are radiant with joy, their faces will never be ashamed” (Psalm 34:5).

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).

Joy is what will attract an unbelieving world.  Lord God, increase my joy.

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  1. drewhyun says:

    marky mark-  yo, this post is all the more apt coming from you.  seriously, i’ve never seen someone with so much joy even though the sox were continually punished by the yankees.  now that they’ve won, you’ve reaped the joy of a championship!

  2. WendyK1029 says:

    you’re a peculiar one lambert but i appreciate your random comments. how goes it and what are you up to these days

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