Joy is from God and not ourselves. To have joy in the Lord requires remembering all he is doing and remembering his promises.
Grace and discipline seem like opposing ideas, but in God, we are disciplined by grace. It teaches us how to live in His will.
We are passionate people. While we don’t like to talk about it, ungodly passion is a problem. We cannot pretend it doesn’t exist.
Our faith in God must be sure and certain, leaving no room for doubt. Our love is essential and must flow from God’s love for us. What about our hope?
It is never enough to claim to have faith, we must live all aspects of our life through faith in Christ. Only by His grace, can we be known as Children of God.