"The joy of the Lord is my strength." Neh. 8:10b
"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:35
How are you known by others? Do you radiate joy and love or are you tired, worn out, depressed, and grumpy?
It seems to me that for a Christian to win the “lost” over, they have to have something to offer. If we aren’t happy, we’re frustrated, at odds with one another, critical, and unkind – how can we possibly expect anyone who doesn’t know God to even want to?
How are we representing Him?
Life is tough. Sometimes it’s downright cruel. No one’s saying you need to walk around with a smile on your face all of the time. You don’t need to fake it or pretend. But as a believer, with a faith in God; there should be an inner peace and warmth that radiates from your heart outwards. Even through the tough times.
Just remember – the joy of the LORD is where you get your strength.