The Joy-Filled Way frames life in a whole new framework that is based on the premise that it is our right to have JOY in this life and the original Good News that Jesus taught was meant to increase JOY in life, i.e. the angel said “I bring you glad tidings of GREAT JOY!” in regards to the birth and purpose of Jesus Christ.
Ministers are supposed to be “helpers of our JOY” and not “Lord over us like the Gentiles do” (2Cor.1:24; NASB). Everything in this life should be centered around whether it will increase or decrease our JOY. In fact, to the faithful, they will be rewarded in the next life with JOY:
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the JOY OF THE LORD” (Mat.25:21).