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"How to Be Joyful"

By Rev. Michael Johnson

How does one keep a smile on their face on a daily basis? Is joyful bliss simply a genetic trait or is it the result of hard effort? WebMD, an online organization that provides medical information, states in an article:

“Research has shown that your talent for happiness is, to a large degree, determined by your genes…and yet, psychologists who study happiness — believe we can pursue happiness.”[1]

This bifurcation in research is devastating because it leaves out a critical influence, the divine connection in Jesus Christ.

For this reason, it would be beneficial to revisit Paul’s letter to the Philippian church where he introduces some key “how-to’s” regarding joy. By both reviewing and following Paul’s admonition one can experience the type of joy only Christ delivers.

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