God’s Spirit Produces Joy

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”

John 15:11

Ponder This

When you commune with the Lord Jesus Christ, His joy comes into you. It’s not an imitation of His joy. It’s not your joy. It is His joy. You rejoice through the Lord because joy is the fruit of His Spirit. You don’t produce this joy; it is produced by the Spirit in your life, and you just bear this joy.

I don’t care how much you own, I don’t care how handsome you are, I don’t care how beautiful you are, I don’t care how so-called happy you are, I don’t care what your family is like—if you don't have joy, life is meaningless.

To rejoice is a choice; it’s not automatic. That’s the reason the Bible tells us, “Rejoice in the Lord always” (Philippians 4:4). And that choice begins with choosing Jesus and knowing Jesus. No Jesus, no joy. But know Jesus and you’ll know joy.

  • How has knowing Jesus changed your joy?
  • Recall a season in your life during which you communed with Jesus. How did that affect your joy? Are you experiencing joy today?

Practice This

Take time to commune with Jesus today.

Related Radio Programs