Luke 10:21 – At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth” (NIV).
Satan has a counterfeit for every genuine work of the Holy Spirit. He offers faux joy, an artificial joy that is manufactured when circumstances are favorable. In other words, people are only happy when they have everything they want.
This form of faux joy is fleeting. It can be here today and gone tomorrow because it’s based on temporary conditions and variable factors. This is no way to live, especially for a believer.
God longs for you to be full of genuine joy through the Holy Spirit, as Jesus was. His joy cannot be replicated. It’s not manmade, nor is it driven by material possessions.
If your life is a rollercoaster of emotions, tap into the rivers of living water within you. His joy is a fruit of your reborn spirit. You are full of it!
John 7:38 – “Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them” (NIV).