What is Joy? And the Face of God (Foundational Ep. 2)

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How does joy and the face of God fit together?

We have personal barriers, cultural barriers, and theological barriers to understanding joy. In this episode Cyd and Geoff explore these three barriers to joy, and why joy is essential to understanding what it means that God is truly with us.

Joy is not happiness. And joy isn't pretending things aren't bad.

Rather, JOY is being in the presence of someone who is glad to be with you. Joy is an interpresonal state. Happiness can be felt alone. But joy is always in connection with another person.

We cover the neuroscience of joy in the development of babies, the preistly blessing of God over Israel (Numbers 6:23-26), and the delight of God over us all.

For more on this foundation of joy, see the first couple of chapters (free) from Does God Really Like Me?
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