How do we find joy in our lives?
It can be as simple as remembering the acronym joy is a beautiful reminder of where our priority should be. J stands for Jesus, O for others, and Y for yourself.
- Put Jesus first
Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6.
- Next, others
In Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
- Finally, yourself
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh [for your own desires], but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14.
So if your looking for true joy in your life, remember Jesus first, then others and yourself last.