John 15:11 - Dynamics of Joy.
John 15:11 (NLT) I have told you these
things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes,
your joy will overflow!
I smiled and asked the customer, How
are you today?
Fine, she answered curtly. Her
face, however, told a different story. You could
see her sadness. The woman was frowning and
looked heartbroken. Maybe shes just having a bad
day, I thought.
She continued to come into the pharmacy
about twice a week, but I could never get her to
smile, no matter how hard I tried.
Why is she always sad? I asked a
Something happened that broke her
heart and she never got over it, she answered.
That evening as I read my Bible, I kept thinking
about that lady. Jesus wants us to be joyful, and
shes let something steal her joy. The joy we
receive from Jesus is mentioned throughout the
Bible, so I read verses about joy and meditated on
the life-giving joy that I wanted for this
woman. John 16:22 says, So with you: Now is your
time of grief, but I will see you again and you
will rejoice, and no one will take away your
joy (NIV). I started praying that Jesus would
restore her joy.
Over the months, she slowly began to
change. She began to smile and became more
talkative. She even started to laugh again. It was
beautiful to see Jesus restore her joy.
Heartbreak is a harsh reality in this
world, but Jesus has an abiding joy that He wants
to share with us. It is not a momentary,
flighty kind of happiness. Jesus has unshakable joy
that comes when He resides in us. In His
presence? There is fullness of joy. by Katie Minter
Faith Step: Embrace the joy that Jesus
has given you. [Mornings With Jesus 2020
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
John 15:11, 12 - Dynamics of Joy.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
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