“And these things we write to you that
your JOY may be full.”
1 John 1 : 4
Invite Christ into your life –
so you can have this JOY- He promises.
Because He is the source of JOY –
we have this assurance.
When we have a close relationship with Him,
this gives us joy, – regardless of our circumstances.
Surrounded by all kinds of problems –
it is not always easy to be joyful.
The Joy of the Christian is
not the fruit of circumstances,
but the fruit of the Spirit.
Psalms 16 : 11
-” You will show me the path of life –
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forever more.”
Talking about the vine and the branches –
Jesus gave His reason for this Parable —
“These things I have spoken to you ,
that your JOY may remain in you,
and that your JOY may be full.” John 15 : 11
It means the source of our joy is our union with Christ.
Someone has taken the word JOY apart –
J stands for Jesus;
O stands for nothing;
Y stands for You.
JESUS – and YOU- and NOTHING between – That is JOY!.
I hope that you and I can have the Joy of knowing Jesus daily –
which gives Hope.
Wishing you a Happy Sabbath-
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