“I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.” -C. S. Lewis
Recently I bought an iPhone that utilizes a plethora of emoticons. I can now convey what I want to say through a wide array of smiley faces. Whereas before my text messages had been somewhat bland, now I can inject flavor! Similarly, when you allow the joy of the Lord to fill your heart, you are a new person. Your smile becomes brighter, your words sweeter, your laugh louder, and your day fuller. Spice up your life by asking God to give you His joy.
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever (Psalms 16:11, NLT).