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EP. 106 Three Habits of Joyful People


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Welcome to episode 106 of the Hope Rescue Podcast. This week we are continuing our series discussing the four essential principles to a healthy relationship. We are talking about relationships like marriage, parenting, friendships, and even with employees and coworkers. Last week we discussed in-depth the first principle: communication. Keep reading to hear this week’s discussion.


Tim and Kimberly pull their essential principles to a healthy relationship from Ephesians 5:18-20 which says, "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The four essential principles to a healthy relationship are: :


1. Communication

2. Rejoicing

3. Gratitude

4. Mutual Submission


Last week we discussed communication, but this week we are going to talk about rejoicing. When we are filled with the Spirit, we naturally sing and make music from our hearts to the Lord. In the context of Ephesians 5:18-21, the joy the author is speaking of is a joy connected to the work of the Holy Spirit. It's a kind of joy that can never be taken from you. Do you know anyone who is always singing? He or she is likely a very joyful person. We can’t help but to sing from joy when we are filled with the Spirit. Tim says, “No one can take away the joy that comes from the well of the Holy Spirit dwelling within you.”


What does it mean to rejoice? Singing is just one example of a common way of rejoicing. Philippians 4:4-5 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” As believers, filled with the Spirit, we are called to rejoice ALWAYS. As we discussed before, the joy that comes from the Lord isn’t fleeting. It doesn’t fluctuate from day to day based on what’s going on in our lives. We can rejoice even in the face of fear. We can rejoice even in hard times. We can rejoice in knowing that all things are under God's power. We can rejoice in the unconditional love our Father has for us. We can rejoice in prayer, as it is our lifeline to the Father. We can rejoice always because the Lord is near.


Tim and Kimberly finish the podcast by sharing three signs of joyful people.

  1. Joyful people are free to focus on others. People who are fearful only focus on themselves. It’s hard when you’re afraid to focus on anything else. When we supernaturally have the stronghold of fear removed by God, it becomes easier to focus on others.

  2. Joyful people are free to encourage their spouses and others. When we are joyful, it is easier to pour into the lives of other people. Sometimes joyful people positively impact those around them just by bringing light into their present environment. Kimberly emphasizes that we all have the opportunity to access this supernatural joy. It’s not based on our personality types or upbringing. It’s a byproduct of being filled with the Spirit.

  3. Joyful people are attractors. We naturally want to be around people who are joyful. We probably all know at least one person who is draining to be around. Joyful people do the opposite: we feel filled just by being around them.


Submit to the Holy Spirit. Submit to the word of God. He will teach you and he'll guide you into all truth. It will not only change you from the inside out but also those around you.


QUOTES


“No one can take away the joy that comes from the well of the Holy Spirit dwelling within you.” -Tim


REFERENCED SCRIPTURE


Ephesians 5:18-20 "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”


Philippians 4:4-5 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”



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