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“The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy!”
How much faith and joy in the Holy Spirit’s love do you have? If your answer is, “not enough,” why not? You have the presence of God’s Spirit within you. Do you really have as much faith as you need? Are you filled with joy in the Holy Spirit’s love? With God, there is always more.
If your faith isn’t strong enough to enable you to experience joy in the difficulties of life, work at increasing your relationship with this important Person of the Trinity. Meditate on the fact that God loves you so much he gave you his own Spirit.
The Spirit’s gift of joy is not a feeling like happiness, which depends on outside circumstances. The experience of being filled with joy comes from an awareness that God is taking good care of you despite the outside circumstances. It’s the awareness of the Spirit’s inner presence and the love and the power that come with it.
How much faith in the Holy Spirit’s love do you really have? All the faith you need! Faith is a gift, not a feeling that we have to conjure up. Tap into that faith in the midst of any difficult circumstance by stopping to meditate on the truth that God’s Spirit is with you.
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© 2019 by Terry A. Modica
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