Recipient of His Joy
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
When Jesus began talking to His disciples about His departure from this earth to Heaven, they were dismayed and discouraged. They didn't understand why He needed to leave them because they were enjoying their time with Him. In this verse, Jesus says that He gives us His joy that our joy may be full. Jesus allows us to have joy in this life, but that joy is only temporal. When Jesus comes into our life, He gives us eternal joy. Psalm 16:11 states, "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Being in God's presence is the fullness of joy. The closer your relationship with Christ gets, the more joyous you will become, but the farther you walk with God becomes, the less joyful you will be. You will never be happy outside of God's will. You may not know God's will for you yet, but building your relationship with Him is always His will for you. Be a recipient of His joy today by continuing to fellowship and becoming closer to God.
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