“Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath
given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity for that is thy portion in thy life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun” (Eccl.9:9). (Isiah 12:3)
Joy is very important in marriage and it must be deliberately maintained for a better marriage. Joy is the real marriage stabilizer, without joy; marriage will be a battle field. Most people talk about love, they don't talk about joy, they don't know that, there is nothing called love without joy. You can't love him or her without joy. Joy is the foundation of love; love is the foundation of marriage. Good marriage leads to joy, so joy works in a cycle.
What hurts, infidelity, constant strife, unforgiveness and vengeance do in marriage is to destroy joy.
If joy is dead, love will be on its way to the grave. All couples should be knowledgeable on how to keep joy in their marriages. If you cannot maintain joy in your marriage, you cannot keep your home aglow in love.
FACTS ABOUT JOY IN MARRIAGE
a. Joy is part of fruit of the spirit. Joy is the true expression of what you are within, and the outward expression is happiness. (Gal. 5:22)
b. Joy is the mother of love. You can't love somebody without being happy with him or her. Joy is derived from love which bore real love. When love increases, joy increases.
c. Joy is a medicinal. (Prov. 17:22)
d. Joy brings cheerful countenance. Cheerful countenance brings a good atmosphere for better marriages. (Prov. 15:13).
e. Joy upholds marriage. Since joy builds love and love is the right pillar for marriage, no marriage can survive without it.
f. Joy makes one to enjoy divinity. Atmosphere of joy is the atmosphere of God. When joy departs, God cannot impart. God dwells in joyful home. (Acts 8:8; Luke. 2:10)
When you are happy and joyful with your spouse, then love flows. Love lead to peace and peace make marriage grow, good marriage lead to joy and its goes cycle.
Prayer: Anything that wants to tamper with my Joy will be destroy in Jesus name.
Father, don't allow your joy to depart from my life.