Jesus provides you with the key to cultivating a joyful life: The joy of the answered prayer!

John_16-24John 16:24 (NKJV)
“Until now you have asked nothing in My name.  Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

Joy develops from a consistent relationship with your heavenly Father through Jesus Christ.  You can cultivate a joyful life through prayer.  Prayer will help you get off the emotional roller coaster.  Prayer is talking to God.  Meditating is listening to God.  “Asking” refers to speaking to God.  “Receiving” refers to hearing from God.  According to Jesus you ask, you receive, and your joy becomes full.  It really is that simple.  A common mistake is thinking that not asking God for something is a mark of humility.  Failure to ask does not show humility; failure to ask shows disobedience to a command from Jesus.  You are commanded by Jesus to “Ask.”  Asking and receiving is how you cultivate a joyful life because the joy of the answered prayer will cause you to experience the fullest possible joy.

If you do not ask, your joy will not be full.  Failing to ask reflects an attitude of pride; it is not a sign of humility.  Jesus said that your heavenly Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. (Matthew 6:8)  Then Jesus goes on to say, “Ask, and it will be given to you; for everyone who asks receives.” (Matthew 7:7-8)

Asking displays an attitude of humility.  Humility is not synonymous with being poor, sick, and defeated.  Some sincere religious people think it is a mark of godliness to be poor, sick, and defeated.  The Bible repeatedly states the opposite.  It is very difficult to have your joy full when you are living in lack and do not have the necessities of life.

God’s Master Success Book promises you a threefold prosperity (See 3 John 1:2).  First, God wants you to prosper in all of the things you do.  Second, God wants you to prosper in your physical body.  Third, God wants you to prosper in your soul (in your thoughts and emotions).  One of the ways you receive this threefold blessing of prosperity is by asking and receiving.  Ask, in Jesus’ name, and you will receive, that your joy may be full!

One of the ways you can cultivate a life of joy is by pursuing your purpose with passion.  As my way of saying “Thank you” for supporting this ministry, I will include a FREE Beyond Positive Thinking book when you order the DVD, Prosperity follows Purpose & Passion.  Click here to order