Do we allow ourselves to picture God dancing? Do we picture Him smiling? Why do most of our pictures show Him with little or no emotion? Or when we do show His emotion it is usually His anger in clearing out the temple or His agony in preparing for and enduring the cross. The way we approach someone is determined by what we assume about them and expect from them. How we view God determines how we approach God. We know the right things to say, but what we really believe is seen in how we approach Him. We must know His character, or we will run in fear. Today, there are two words in our text that we will focus on “love” and “joy”. My prayer today is that we will have a clearer and truer image of God and that we will see Him clearly so that we will begin to approach Him rightly.