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JOY IN THE MORNING with Mark Smartt

‘Joy’ – written by D L Moody, Evangelist

Happiness is caused by things that happen around me,

and circumstances will mar it;

but joy flows right on through trouble;

joy flows in the night as well as in the day;

joy flows through persecution and opposition.

It is an unceasing fountain bubbling up in the heart;

a secret spring the world can’t see and doesn’t know anything about.

Welcome to Joy in the Morning, presented by Mark Smartt

Mark has been part of the music business for many years, having worked with the best of both International and British artists.  His approach to sound is all about connecting with the listeners through uplifting melodies and inspirational lyrics, ultimately leading them to closer communion with the Holy Spirit.

The aim of the Joy in the Morning team is to facilitate the connection between the listeners and our Heavenly Father, by drawing on the strength that comes from a deep and certain knowledge that there is no condemnation to those in Christ, that the gift of grace is ours in abundance and that joy awaits those whose faith is in Him.

Our Father wants us to experience joy as a fruit of the Spirit every moment of every day; in fact, He told us that ‘the joy of the Lord is our strength’.  How does He explain that?  Well, the joy of the Lord gives us the strength to reach for God’s provision of love and salvation.

Zephaniah 3 v 17 says:

“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty saviour. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

Based on His unending love for us, we find the strength to lean on Him for every single thing in life.  There is no weakness in understanding our need for Him.  His provision for us is total and complete.   Therein lies our strength.

So, as we commence our day, let us tap into the well of joy that lies deep within our hearts as we connect with the Holy Spirit within.  Let’s use the inspirational and spiritual songs to connect to Him on a deeper level.

Go face your day with joy!  God’s got your back.