There are times where we find ourselves describing joy to be a connection of happiness. If you look it up, you will also see that the definition will also use the word happiness to describe joy. That might be the case, although, we are talking about the joy that comes from the Holy Spirit. The same joy Jesus had when He did His Father’s will for His creation. The joy of Jesus was His absolute self-surrender and self-sacrifice to His Father— the joy of doing that which the Father sent Him to do— “...who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross...” (Hebrews 12:2). “I delight to do Your will, O my God...” (Psalm 40:8). Jesus prayed that our joy might continue fulfilling itself until it becomes the same joy as His. So we find that there could easily be two different kinds of joy. One that brings you great happiness.
The second one joy, which comes from the soul. One that we as Christians should all experience. This kind of joy, which comes from the soul, is not like many other feelings you may experience. This joy comes from within the inside which is gifted by the Holy Spirit. The only way we can find ourselves receiving this wonderful joy, is by simply following Jesus Christ and allowing Him to work through us. Meaning that we must be willing to do His will as Jesus was so eager to do His Father's will. In order to be filled with joy from the soul we must answer at least one question. Are we in a place where we have a relationship with Jesus Christ, which living our own comes to terms of our calling? Which is coming to a place He wants us to be in order go be witness to others and proclaim His Good News, for then we will be filled with the joy Jesus had. The joy from the soul.
“If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:10-12