I Got Joy!


In Your presence is fullness of joy. – Psalm 16:11 NKJV

A quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin shares, “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God”. Most days I feel God’s presence as a sense of gladness welling up within me. In trying times the devil may try to steal my joy, but I am quickly reminded that joy is a fruit of the Spirit. We live by the Spirit. The joy of the Lord is my strength which enables me to keep in step with the Spirit.

My dance ministry leader told us about a preacher who was moving throughout the congregation asking, “What is the devil going to do with joy”? That is a very valid question. The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy but Jesus came that we may have life and life more abundantly. Jesus came that we might have joy and that our joy might be complete. What can the devil do with joy? Nothing. In God’s presence is the fullness of joy and the devil cannot touch that. With joy radiating from my heart I celebrate my life. I am joy!


About DestaIsJoy

Desta is an African Amharic name meaning "joy". My spiritual father and former pastor has twin daughters and one's middle name is Desta. I latched on to that name once I knew the meaning and use it in one of my e-mail addresses and for my website: www.mydestaisjoy.com where I promote my book and other writings. The joy of the Lord is my strength and for that I am truly grateful. For every mountain he has brought me over, for every trial he has seen me through and for every blessing, for this I give God praise!!!
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