Get in the joy convoy & out of the anger traffic jam

Christians should be leading a joy convoy, not following anger’s decoy. You can’t be mad and glad at the same moment.

Why not embrace Christ’s joy, instead of your anger? Joy gives us the power to follow the path of kindness, but anger trips everybody up!

Don’t settle for joy like an eye drop. God offers joy like a river! Modern religion demonstrates that promoting Christianity like an organization or a business will tend to destroy its joy.

Letting things that annoy take away your joy is a low level of faith. Early Christians had “joy unspeakable & full of glory.”

Joy means that you don’t have to go to a happy place to feel happy inside! The human heart, when humble, honest, and open, has an amazing ability to joyously connect with God and with other people.

People work so hard trying to experience joy. I’ve found that joy is a gift that comes as I continually surrender to Jesus. The New Testament, written by early Christ-followers, is the most joyous book I know. Though persecuted, they had amazing joy!

Unfortunately, many people think “Christian fun” is any bland, wholesome entertainment. For me it’s the adventure of radically following Jesus everyday!

Early Christianity was exciting, 24/7/365. What happened? Ahoy! It’s time to redeploy joy! For a handbook to help, search Amazon for: The Joy Of Early Christianity.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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1 Response to Get in the joy convoy & out of the anger traffic jam

  1. Pingback: Get in the joy convoy & out of the anger traffic jam – Bob's Opinion

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