The dictionary meaning is = to experience great pleasure or delight. Or the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation etc.
A famous Christian author said: “Joy is the experience of gratitude, of being glad for life in the presence of the Giver of life. Joy is also the will to give back to another something of what one is and has for the sheer desire of sharing the gift. Joy is a blend of gratitude and giving.”
We are living in a society where we can buy almost anything with our money and power, probably we can buy or get momentary joy or pleasure with our resources. But that is not the joy I am going to talk about, instead it is the really Joy one can obtain by his faith. That is not a momentary one but a permanent one. Of course it has a great price tag attached to it! But at the same time it is given freely and will always be free.