In the very first verse John tells us that our joy can be found in the Word of Life because He was there at the beginning. Look at John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1 NKJV. This is the very reason we can find joy. Jesus was in the beginning, with God as apart of God. He was there before time started therefore He is outside of time. He created time back in Genesis chapter one. He sees everyday as if it were happening now. Because He is outside of time we can find joy in knowing He has told us what the end is in Revaluation.
Next, John explained that what was written was what he and the other disciples experienced while Jesus was with them. By being in the Word daily we are able to learn more about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. As we do, our joy is filled from the fellowship we get in spending time with them.
Finally. we can take a tip from John and write down what God has done in our lives. Wether we share it with others or just to look back on it for ourselves to remind us what He has done. As I look back there are things that I would have written down but didn’t because it seemed to be too much like schoolwork at the time. In writing it out now it doesn’t have the same emotional impact, yet it is somethings that I need to remember.
Take time to write down what God is doing in your life. Then you can look back later and find joy in it.