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Your relationship with Jesus is what brings true joy, not your circumstances or situation. Time spent in the Word brings joy.
Faith does three things according to Mark 11:22 – 24: faith removes, receives, and rejoices.  
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them”.
(Mark 11:22)
Tap into joy and watch miracles begin to happen in your life. 
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of Joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Ps. 16:11)
When you allow God to show you the path of life, there is fullness of joy because this is where God’s presence is. Any path outside of this is darkness and no joy. In this path God has for you, the forces of the world will not be able to match up to the force that comes with joy and faith. This joy is not natural in nature, but is supernatural. “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Neh. 8:10). This joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. (Gal. 5:22) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.”  (Phil. 1:25)

The way you cultivate the fruit of joy is with the Word. Joy is the work which His presence within accomplishes. The Amplified version says in (James 1:2) to “count it wholly joy, this means not mixed with grief, when you are enveloped in problems and temptations."

Joy is not something around you, but joy comes from within you. When you were born again joy came into you at the same time. You may say, "why don’t I sense it?" Joy must be developed.

Joy begins to be developed when you begin to look at things differently. When you look through the eyes of joy, you will then see the miracle needed to take care of any situation.  As a born again Christian, joy is going on in you right now.

The depth of your praise determines the magnitude of your breakthrough!

Your relationship with Jesus is what brings true joy, not your circumstances or situation. Time spent in the Word brings joy. In Philippians 1:25, this tells us the way you cultivate the fruit of joy, is in the Word.  
And he brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen with gladness. 
(Ps. 105:43) 
Allow God to bring you forth with joy.  Faith and joy, you cannot have one without the other. Look at the close relationship between joy and faith. Your faith will never be above your joy, and your joy will never be above your faith. If one is missing the other will fall. They both depend on the foundation of God’s eternal Word.

Nothing is impossible to the Christian who allows joy within to be released.

Scriptures to read:  John 15:11; Romans 10:17

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Danny Rhoden
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Danny and Andrea Rhoden are the Senior pastor of Voice of Victory Church, a non-denominational church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The ministry also includes FTM, a discipleship program; Victory Christian Academy, a K through 12th-grade school; and a college that is fully-accredited through Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa.

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