Fruit of the Spirit #2: JOY

 
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Fruit of the spirit #2: JOY.

Joy has always been a tricky one for me to tap into. I tend to settle into pessimism and worry/anxiety in my thought life, and the hard truth is those patterns stop any kernel of joy dead in it’s tracks and shoo it away. I’ve been mulling this over as I worked on this little piece, and I’ve realized something: Where there is gratitude, joy tends to be also. When the heart shifts from worrying about the future to being grateful for the blessings and grace that are here and now, suddenly a new landscape comes into focus where joy can abound.