Do you remember the Juicy Juice commercial jingle: “The happy comes straight from the fruit”? As soon as I heard that, I immediately thought of John 15.
I actually spent much of one year about 15 years ago in that chapter of the Bible until it became a significant part of my spiritual DNA. John 15 is all about how God wants us to bear fruit and how the only way that is going to happen is if we stay "connected to The Vine" .
"If you abide in Me and I abide in you..."
"I am The Vine and you are the branches..."
Those are just a couple of teasers to entice you to connect to the Vine and see for yourself just how true Juicy Juice's jingle is!
God is love, and when we abide in love, love abides in us. All the rest of the fruit of the Spirit flows out of love. Joy is one of the fruits that is supposed to grow and flourish on the branch that's connected to the main vine. In other words, joy in our lives, on our faces, and bursting out from our hearts to others' comes as a result of us being connected to the fruit source, God!!
So guess what, Juicy Juice is EXACTLY right! The happy comes straight from the fruit! Happy means to enjoy your joy. Go ahead! Be fruity and be happy!
Happy Monday! Thinking I may go find a Juicy Juice.