“Every time I pray for all of you, I do it with joy” (Phil. 1:4, GW).
By nature, I tend to be a pretty serious person. I’ve never had to be chided, “Come on, take this seriously.” Instead, I’ve tended to err in the opposite direction, that of being a little overly intense about everything. Can you relate to this? Holy Spirit has been faithfully at work in this aspect of me. For a number of years now, He has been teaching me about joy.