Joy = Chara - 5479 xara
There are 59 occurrences of the word xara in the New Testament.
Noun: joy or delight
Definition: joy, gladness, a source of joy (extended favor, lean towards, be favorably disposed)
properly, the awareness (of God's) grace, favor, joy ("grace recognized")
When I read the Greek definition of joy, I see the secular definition taken a step further. It includes things like expressing emotions and happiness and adds something the world won't find without God, and that's living our lives with the understanding of the grace that God has extended to us, and in that place, we find JOY.
I'll leave off here so that you can chew on this over the week. Next week I'll dive in with understanding the grace that God has given us.