Sweating it out

I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. John 15:11-12

Trying to attain joy is like trying to make yourself sweat while sitting still at a comfortable temperature. If you want to sweat you have to go where the heat is or get up and do some work. Like sweat joy happens because we are doing something that produces it.

Lord, sweat the joy out of my day’s living and loving.