S H O W N O T E S
Have you ever felt like your life is wasting away and it feels as though nothing is going to change? Have you ever felt like you were wasting your time living as a Christian? Have you ever wondered, “Where’s the blessing in my life?” In this series called “WAStED: Finding the Joy You Were Always Meant to Have,” Pastor Jamie discusses these challenges and provides you with biblical answers to these questions. Learn how to live a life of joy each and every day, regardless of your circumstances, and watch your life in Christ miraculously change from waste to great.
We Have Two Problems
1. We Mis-Define “Joy”
The Definition of Joy
Joy is a positive feeling ranging from contentment to intense joy.
2. We Seek This Mis-Defined Joy in All the Wrong Places
TRUTH: God wants you to be happy. He wants you go experience joy.
In fact, God commands you to experience joy.
King David said, “Delight yourself in the Lord” (Psalm 37:4) and, “Be glad in the Lord” (Psalm 32:11), and “Serve the Lord with gladness” (Psalm 100:2).
The Apostle Paul says, “Rejoice in the Lord” (Philippians 3:1) and, “Rejoice always” (1 Thessalonians 5:16) and, “Do your acts of mercy with cheerfulness” (Romans 12:8).
“T.R.U.E. Giving Brings New Living”