A Calm Delight – Joyce Meyer Devotional, Today, 11th May 2022
Text: Psalm 16:11
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
When you consider joy, you may think about one of those bubbly people who is “up” all of the time, and perhaps you are not like that. I’m not like that either. But for those of us who can be very serious, it is important that we learn how to have fun, to cut loose, and lighten up a little.
What is joy and what is joy based on? Joy is defined as “a shout; a proclamation that can manifest in singing; a calm delight.” Your joy is not to be based on your circumstances. Happiness may be based on what is happening to you, but not joy. Joy—a fruit of the Spirit—is like a deep well on the inside of you. It is not the fruit of your circumstance. No matter what you are facing in life, you must learn to abide in the midst of a calm delight.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I want to feel joy, deep down in my spirit. Help me feel that calm delight, amen.