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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; John 15:11; Galatians 5:22

Refining Our Attitude - Choose Joy
Darick Wong

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Can we really be joyful always? Really always?

John 15:11
I choose joy

Joy is a choice. The level of joy is dependent on our choice.
Joy cannot be held hostage to fear, anger, disappointment, sadness or grief.

Each of us reach a level of joy differently.

God created us to be joyful.
Galatians 5:22
But God has left the decision, whether to access that joy, up to us.

Joy & sorrow are inseparable, they are always linked. However, they both lead to one destination.

Why do some of us find out difficult to be joyful?
1. We don't have a joy model.
2. We don't believe we can have joy. And we see our lifes & see how far it is from joy.

Joy vs Happiness
Joy is a settled conviction about God, a quiet confidence in God and it is a determined choice to give praise to God.

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