JOYFUL. That’s what we believe defines the follower of Jesus. Joy is a central theme in the book of Philippians. For Paul (the author of this little book) his joy is not at all dependent on his circumstances. Although he had been imprisoned for almost four years. Paul had learned to be content in whatever his present condition. His joy was related to his calling and his personal experience of the free gift of God’s grace. When our joy lies in fulfilling our God given purpose, our circumstances won’t diminish that JOY.