Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
How can we have JOY?
I wiil happen when:
· we ask and receive from God John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
· because we had a spiritual victory 1 Samuel 18:6 ¶And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. 2 Chronicles 20:27
· When we give to the service of the Lord willingly 1 Chron 29:1-9
· We return from our sin Ezra 3:12