There is a link between faith, surrender, and joy. The deeper one’s walk with Christ, the deeper the joy. Let joy, then, be the barometer of my faithfulness in Christ. When joy ebbs, let me look for an area of my life that is not wholly set apart for Him.
Supplement your basic faith with a generous provision of moral excellence (good character),and moral excellence with knowledge (spiritual understanding),and knowledge with self-control (vigilant discipline),and self-control