My joy may remain in you
- My joy may remain in you�
In the Christian life, there is a difference between happiness and joy. You can be happy without joy, and you can be joyful without happiness. Happiness is circumstantial it's determined by what's happening in your life. But godly joy transcends your circumstances and remains even when hard times hit.
Because we have God's Spirit as Christians, we can have joy whatever
circumstances we face. So instead of sulking your way through hard times, let the Holy Spirit control you and give you inexplicable joy no matter the situation!
John 15:11: These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
[This was spoken on the eve of Jesus death, before His prayer in Gethsemane. From this verse we see that when we hear the words of Jesus we may be filled with His joy.This words of Jesus bless me during my trials.I hope this verse will bless someone]
Even as the cross was set before you, Lord, you saw also the joy that was set before you, Heb. 12:2.
What was the joy that was set before Jesus as He endured the cross? The hope of soon being with the Father, Heb. 12:2; also securing our salvation, and the hope of presenting to Himself a glorious Church, Eph. 5:25-27.
What is the joy that is set before us as we endure in trials or are facing death? The hope of seeing Jesus, and being like Him, 1 John 3:2; the hope of the glory that shall be revealed in us, Rom. 8: 17-18. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus as we run the race with patience, Heb. 12:1-2.
GIVE GOD'S SPIRIT CONTROL OF YOUR EMOTIONS AND EXPERIENCE JOY NO MATTER YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES!
Thankful for the joy of hearing Jesus words,
Shibu Luke Podiyan