Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 25, 2019

Full Measure of Joy

Filed under: Bible,God,Jesus,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:50 pm

John 17:13 13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. (NIV)

Joy is in the Bible 222 times.  Other forms of the word joy are in the Bible 30 times.  God wants us to be joyful.  Because He wants us to be joyful, we are blessed and privileged to have the joy of Jesus in us.  Not just a little joy but a full measure of His joy within us.  We have the joy of knowing God loves us.  We have the joy of doing God’s will.  We have the joy of knowing we will be in the very reals Presence of God throughout all eternity.  Just as Peter, sitting chained up in jail was full of joy and singing even though his circumstances looked dire, we also, through any and all situations can have the joy of Jesus in us.  It’s all a matter of where we look and on what we allow our minds to dwell.  In the midst of our worldly sorrows, even through tears, we can still be filled with the Joy of our Lord.  Let us always remember, through all things, the joy of knowing God is always and will always be with us.

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