Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11 NLT
God wants us to abide in the place where He dwells; to know Jesus and be “held in the beauty of the way God transforms us”. He wants us to experience mercy, grace and welcome the fruit of the HOLY SPIRIT in our souls.
God prepares us to be encouragers and a reflection of Christ in the lives of those who will SEE the goodness of faithful LOVE. We honor Him when we share what’s been given to us. JOY helps us remember GOD is GOOD. It allows us to welcome STRENGTH.
Happiness is wonderful emotion., but doesn’t last forever. Worry, doubt and sin steal our calm. But if we pray to be made right by God, He will help us welcome the JOY of Jesus and discover where PEACE is found.
Jesus said, “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. ''This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.'’
“Supernatural JOY was brought to the earth when God took on human form and became the Savior of the world!” God allows us to find JOY even in challenging moments. He brings purpose to our days and multiplies what He places in our hearts as we seek Him and welcome the fullness of His ways.
God WILL bring JOY to our hearts! We have a Father who loves us more than can we imagine; a God who is more powerful than we can comprehend, and a Provider who WILL help us if we put our TURST in Him. JOY will be found on earth and in heaven! We don’t have to live without it or believe we will never experience how it blesses our lives.
God IS HERE! He will reward us in mighty ways as we share the JOY He places in our hearts. We must be ready to welcome what is good and continue to believe God WILL take care of us. His faithfulness will last forever and it will always bring JOY to our hearts.
“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” 1 Peter 1:8
Dear God, thank you! You give us STRENGTH as we TRUST in You. Oh, how we need to embrace each day and welcome the goodness of Your LOVE. Thank you for helping us welcome PEACE even on difficult days. We will find fulfillment as we share what’s been given to us. Thank you for blessing our lives in beautiful ways and opening our hearts for Your greatness. May we always have eyes to see Your timely rewards and never stop sharing the precious JOY of Jesus. Amen