Episode 4: Manufactured Joy vs. The Joy of the Lord (The Lingering Life Podcast)


Episode 4: Manufactured Joy vs. The Joy of the Lord

So many places give out freebies on your birthday. I think it’s silly to pass on the opportunity. 

I could go buy it on my own…but why would I when someone is willing to give it to me for free? 

Truthfully though, I pass on free stuff everyday. 

Join me on today’s podcast for a conversation about manufactured joy vs. the joy of the Lord and the impact of a lingering life.

Show Notes:

Highlights from this episode:

Satan says you do you. You want the fruit, take it. It’s not going to hurt anyone. And you won’t die…in fact, you’ll become like God. it’ll be amazing. You deserve it. Stop waiting around for God to bless you. Take the opportunity right now to get the Knowledge of Good and Evil for yourself. 

Adam and eve did not get the abundant life that day. 

They weren’t filled with joy or peace or love. They didn’t overflow with fruit.

Instead they lost access to the garden and direct access to God.  and were filled with SHAME.

Joy is not a choice. It’s a result of the choices we make. 

Peace is not a choice…it’s a result of the Holy Spirit in our lives. It’s a result of trusting God. Peace doesn’t come by just choosing it.

None of the fruit does.

Fruit doesn’t come from me. Abundant life doens’t come from me

As much as I want to grab the shoes like my son and say Me Do It. 

God is saying NOpe. That’s not how this works.

You want the joy of Paul, David, Jeremiah, Isaiah…the joy that sees you through the hard times, that doesn’t disappear when hard times come? 

It comes from God alone!

And the best part…it’s free. 

It’s like your birthday every day. You just have to pull up to the drive thru window and receive the free joy. Or the free peace. Or the free abundant life. 

Scripture referenced in this episode:

  • John 10:10
  • Genesis 3:1-13
  • Psalm 16
  • Psalm 62

Resources:

The Joy Filled Soul Book—Order Here!

50 Creative Ways to Linger with Jesus – Downloadable PDF

Free Phone Lock Screens