“These things I have spoken to you, that my Joy may be in you, and that your Joy may be full.”(John 15:11)
If it were at all possible to paint a picture of our Savior with words it would be the Gospel of John. In reading this Gospel it is impossible not to feel with pounding heart ~HIS Joy. The imagery of HIM is breathtaking ~
“The “Beloved Disciple” shares with us ~ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
The sheer Joy in this sentence creates a breathtaking pause ~ be still in HIS Joy!
Spend as long as you like here ~ these are the Green Pastures ~ and move all so slowly to the promise of His full Joy in chapter 15 verse eleven….
So what are “these things” that Jesus has spoken, for the word of the Word is so rich, so precious. His words are full gems and with caution are only the nuggets shared. Journey directly into HIS Joy ~ find fullness in Him.
Precious Heavenly Father, thank you for the breathtaking gift of The Word. How so indescribable you are that we breathlessly gasp at your Majestic Glory. How beautifully you speak it into being…”And God said, Let there be light”, and there was light”.
Thank you for the Word, the Light, and the fullness of Joy we can find only in you.
Lord, help me to remember the power of my own words so that I may carefully choose and speak them.
The secret of Joy ~ Our relationship with Jesus.
…”but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (20) (Luke 10:17 – 20)
….Joy is Belief in God (Romans 15:13)
…”These things”… God’s Word (John 15:11)
• Praising God (Psalm 150:6)
• Ask (John 16:24)
• Rejoice in the Day (Psalm 118:24)
• The Angels have Joy (Luke 15:10)