How to create your own Joy

Happiness is determined by our thoughts, we must drive off thoughts that depress or discourage. We simply must decide to do it, visualize yourself as filled with joy. I know all too well this is not an easy task but with the help of the Holy Spirit it is possible. We were meant to be over-comers and conquerors (1 John 5:4; Romans 8:37)

Ways to find greater joy:

• Keep your heart free from hate
• Keep your mind free from worry
• Live simply, expect little, give much
• Fill your life with love

Cure for unhappiness

Say out loud “this is the day god had made and I’ll rejoice in it” (Psalm 118:24), better yet, personalize it. Say:

“I believe I’m going to have a wonderful day. I believe I can successfully handle anything life throws at me today. God is with me and he’s going to see me through. I thank God for every good thing and I rejoice in all he’s done for me.”

Attitude Challenge

Memorize one Thought Conditioner each day for forty days.

Books on Joy

Thought Conditioners by Norman Vincent Peale
Choose Joy by Kay Warren
Seven Things That Steal Your Joy: Overcoming the Obstacles to Your Happiness by Joyce Meyer

Verses on joy to meditate on

Rejoice always!   ~  1 Thessalonians 5:16 (ESV)

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.   ~  Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.   ~  Romans 15:13 (ESV)

Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!   ~  Nehemiah 8:10 (NLT)

Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.   ~  Psalm 30:5b (ESV)

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.   ~  Romans 12:12 (ESV)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness   ~  Galatians 5:22 (ESV)

To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.   ~  Isaiah 61:3 (NIV)

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.   ~  Psalm 118:24 (ESV)

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy     ~  Colossians 1:11 (ESV)

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.   ~  Philippians 4:4 (KJV)

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.   ~  Romans 14:17 (ESV)

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.   ~  Acts 2:28 (ESV)

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!   ~  Psalm 126:5 (ESV)

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11 responses to “How to create your own Joy

  1. Great positive post! Thank you

  2. I especially appreciate your bullets, Ana. Thank you!

    • Your welcome, and i’ll keep that in mind. Would it be easier if all lists (books, verses, etc) were bulleted? I know for me bullets are easier too but I’m visually challenged :), I try not to cater to just what’s easy for me.

  3. This is such an inspirational post, thanks a lot! 🙂

  4. Excellent! I love this post about joy because so many people wants happiness. Joy is a direct result from a loving and caring working relationship with God. Thanks my friend I needed this!

    • And most people confuse joy and happiness. They want happiness and what they need is joy…like you said, it’s a “direct result from…God”. thanks for visiting

  5. Pingback: A Joyful Attitude | Jubilee Journey

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