Keeping it Real...
Welcome! No matter how you found this, God knew you'd be here today. May you absorb the message He has for you. In 2011 I shared through my writing, today I've learned there is more to me than just writing. I have the energy and passion to share with others. Sometimes through Facebook live and others with my blog and most importantly, I've learned my passion to cook and bake is a vessel to share my writing and live presentations, while glorifying God in the process. I just needed to let go, and follow His lead.
Joy versus happiness, have you ever discussed the difference between the two? I know I have. I've also heard some good messages and sermons on the concept that happiness is different than joy. Let's take a peek at their definitions and see is there is an obvious difference to offer clarity.
Happiness ~ noun
1. the quality or state of being happy.
2. good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.
Joy ~ noun
1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation
2. a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated:
3. the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.
4. a state of happiness or felicity.
Joy ~ verb (used without object)
5. to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.
Joy ~ verb (used with object)
6. Obsolete. to gladden.
Definitions from Dictionary.com
What stands out to you the most after looking at the definitions? For me, it is that "happiness" is a "state of being happy" versus the "a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight" that we find in joy. Joy isn't just a state of being, it is a source for us. Can you imagine if everyone went through their day looking to this source of Joy. My joy is found through my relationship with God and my Christian faith.
My daughter and students make me happy yet the joy I have as a source to my being allows me to be happy even when life isn't too "happy", you know what I mean? It's not easy but oh my gosh, it is so worth it...
Are you joyful even
Lisa M Buske
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