Acts 13 And the disciples were continually filled [throughout their souls] with joy and the Holy Spirit.
If you don't put fuel in the car it will soon grind to a halt. Oh how I need to be constantly filled with His spirit, and His Joy. If the disciples needed it, so do I. Are you trying to run on empty?
I remember calling the AA once because my car wouldn't start. But it wasn't anything drastic that was wrong, but I had run out of petrol and the petrol gauge was broken.
Has your gauge broken? Could joy be the indicator of how full you are? Have you lost your joy?
Maybe you think you have had a breakdown when really you have just run out of petrol. Be filled with the Holy Ghost and Joy, it will be easy then.
At this time of year people often think it's about the food. That presents or food will make them happy. That they can shop happy or eat happy.
True joy comes from Jesus.
But the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Father I sometimes forget to stop and fill up with the Holy Spirit. Forgive me as I don't want to do things in my strength. I stop now and I ask You to fill me to overflowing with the Holy Spirit and Joy,that I might continue my journey. In Jesus' Name amen.