True and lasting joy arises from the Christ within me.
I take these words to heart and realize the importance of my spiritual practice in my time in quiet meditation. In this inner sanctuary I am replenished, comforted, guided, and lifted up in Spirit to know joy. Although I enjoy outer activities, people, and events, my true source of everlasting joy is my spiritual nature—the Christ in me. The unchanging source of joy in my life is Spirit. I feel a sense of peace and bliss when I am consciously aware of this sacred presence. I am blessed to intimately know my source of joy, and I let it flow freely in my life. True and lasting joy arises from the Christ within me.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.—Romans 15:13