What does it mean to commit to joy?

We've been looking at JOY. The fact that we all want it, that God commands it, and that there seems to be such a lack of it.

We've looked at the benefits of joy and have begun to see what we need in order to have joy. Last week we unpacked a passage in John that helps us understand that we have to be willing to participate in the process in order to have joy.  We cannot just say we want it...we have to be willing to do some things differently in order to have it. 

But what does it mean to "commit to joy"? What is required? How do we do it?


The book of Philippians gives us some help. Let's take a look...