Have you had your Joy Juice today? Look carefully and you’ll always find the joy of the Lord….even in unexpected places.
Hidden Joy…that’s a term I have been choosing to use lately. Not sure where it originated. But it has come to life in my heart and thoughts. My radar for joy detects “joy-waves” when, at times, joy seems hidden from plain sight.
Are you familiar with the term RADAR? According to Wikipedia, radar was developed secretly for military use in the period before and during World War II. The United States Navy coined the term as an acronym for RAdio Detection And Ranging. A radar system basically consists of a transmitter, a receiver and a processor. Radio waves from the transmitter reflect off the object and return to the receiver, processing information about the object’s location and speed.
For the sake of illustration….let’s coin a new term: “JOY-DAR”: JOY Detection And Receiving. When we have our transmitters in good working order by reading and applying the Word of God, then we will transmit JOY into another person’s receiver. Like real radio waves, our “waves of joy” will reflect off of us into others, and they will be able to process the same kind of joy-signals. BUT in order for “JOYDAR” to work correctly, the system has to be set up in the heart of each individual “heart station”.
Let Jesus set up the “JOY-DAR” system in your heart so that you can detect hidden joys at every turn.