“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11O
Joy is a product of the recreated human spirit. Some people haven’t understood the power of a joyful and merry heart; otherwise, they’d always let the joy of the Lord that’s in their spirit gain the mastery. It’s possible to experience indescribable joy, every day. Our opening scripture says, “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore,” meaning that the divine influence of God upon your life—the presence of God in your spirit brings indescribable joy to your life. That’s what the Bible describes as joy unspeakable and full of glory (1 Peter 1:8 KJV).
The good thing about joy is that it never comes alone. When it comes into your spirit, it comes with laughter, gladness, and happiness. It removes heaviness and gloom from you, such that when people see you, instead of asking, “What’s the problem?” they’ll say, “you’re looking radiant; share the good news with us.” Choose always to be joyful! It’s your responsibility to keep the joy of the Spirit bubbling in your life. Whenever something tries to bother or depress you, don’t submit to it. Rather, consciously subdue it with the joy of the Lord from within your spirit by laughing your way to victory.
Remember, laughter is one of the characteristics of a joyful and merry heart. So when the laughter of the Spirit wells up in your heart like that, don’t try to stop it. Keep laughing till you saturate your spirit with joy. That way, not only are you declaring your victory, the devil and his demons will be discomfited because they can’t stand an atmosphere of joy, love and gladness.