Thought for the day

 

 

BEING FULL OF JOY

John 15:11

“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full”.

 

Our Heavenly Father wants us to be filled with joy and happiness.  Yet, many of us find that much of life is filled with regret and sadness.

 

The Bible tells us that Jesus came that we might have a more abundant life.  That means that each of us should be able to live in continual satisfaction and joy. We should radiate an inner satisfaction and peace. Our lives should be filled with a beautiful reflection of confidence and faith.

 

Certainly, the children of the “Remnant” have the greatest reason to be happy and fulfilled.  God has promised to supply our every need. He promised that he would watch over us and protect us from all harm and danger.

 

Jesus came to reveal the special love of God for his chosen people.

 

The trials of this life are a tool that Satan uses to steal the joy that God has given us.  Every one of us will find our faith tested and tried by the many experiences and disappointments that come our way. We may feel that we’re specifically targeted by the enemy.  This may be very true.  Nonetheless, we need to remember that Jesus has overcome the enemy so that we can walk in his victory and not our own. 

 

Those things that Jesus spoke unto us are given to set us free from the daily disappointments and pressures of life.  He reminds us that we are a special people, separated from the world and dedicated to him. We are ordained to be filled with his joy and to walk in quiet confidence of faith. 

 

He gives a special strength and ability to face life is it comes.  No matter how desperate the moment seems, we can face it with quiet confidence. He promises to turn all things for good to those who put their trust in him and are called for his purpose.  We are His called and His chosen. Our joy is complete in Him. Let us rejoice for through Jesus, we have victory over every trial that the enemy brings.

 

Prayer:

My dear Heavenly Father, forgive me for being overcome with sorrow and fear. Sometimes I forget to walk in the fullness of joy that you have given me.  Help me to remember that I never walk alone.  You are always with me.  I want to walk in the quiet confidence of your abundant Joy. Thank you for always being there for me. I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.