Bring Joy

I’ve noticed that when someone around me is unhappy, it’s so easy to let that person’s attitude bring me down. That doesn’t end well, because if everyone gets upset, everyone ends up irritating one another. Then, just because one person was in a bad mood, suddenly all those around that person are in a bad mood.

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. – Proverbs 12:25

Thats not the way things should be! No matter what those around me are doing, I should be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. As a Christian, I should be the one setting the temperature so that others around me become happier.

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. – Ephesians 4:29

Always lifting others up simply by my presence is something I want to strive for. I don’t want everyone to know my problems, I want to focus on the good!

The only way to always be joyful is with the Holy Spirit in control. I can’t always be joyful by relying on my human self. But with God on my side, I can bring joy everywhere.

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Do you know that God is living within you? If not, please contact me and I will tell you how you can always be joyful.

Do you strive to bring joy?

18 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve definitely allowed others to drag me down at times. We need to be abiding in the Vine, being constantly connected to Him, drawing from His life-giving water in order to be at a place where we can have His joy flowing through us. So, in times when I was not abiding, loving God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, I have not had that fountain bubbling up from deep within. Cutting ourselves off from His endless supply is definitely bad for us and those around us.
    Praise God for His mercy and for opportunities to do better next time!

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    1. I love that! We definitely need his supply of joy.

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  2. One thing I’ve seen since ordination is that bringing joy has to be part of the job. I have to stay alert to those around me, and be ready in Christ to lift them up when necessary. And it also becomes important to keep growing that joy within me– I can’t give to others what I don’t have enough of myself 🙂 ! Very nice post, as usual– Mike

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    1. Amen, Mike! Your comments bring me joy!

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  3. Heaven says:

    This is very, very true, Shae! Gosh, it’s so easy to allow other people’s behaviors and emotions affect us. Being in that enviornment can bring us down.

    We must be a light inspite of the darkness! Allow our joy to overide the bad behaviors. Because we have the Lord, we have joy and we should share it, for we’re His children! Yes, it’s hard to do.

    But, that is why we run to the Lord in prayer. We are to proclaim and represent Him in our actions. He’ll certainly answer that request. ❤

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    1. Amen! He will help us to spread our joy, no matter who is around us.

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  4. T. R. Noble says:

    Light on a hill ❤ may people see Him!

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  5. sullivanspin says:

    Dealing with loss, like the death of a friend, brings a lot of clarity to the topic of joy. I can’t will myself to joy. Christ gives joy. I won’t always find joy in the circumstances, but in Christ I have this hope that can’t be crushed or diminished. Even when life stuns me with the harsh reality of death, there is joy eternal, through faith in the finished work of Christ.

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    1. That’s beautiful, and so true. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Collene says:

    Great reminder to not let others moods bring us down and strive to bring joy to all!

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  7. Kaelyn says:

    Choose Joy!! 🙂
    Yes, let us be the thermostats!!
    Awesome post!!

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      1. Kaelyn says:

        My pleasure, friend!!:)

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  8. Paul Anwuzia says:

    Yes! We are Thermostats!
    God help us!

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