“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:11, NKJV
We can find joy in many areas of the Christian life. There is joy in our salvation; there is joy in our baptism; there is joy when we read Bible; we can find joy in prayer.
The joy that we find in the world is often joy that can be taken from us as quickly as the joy came to us. New possessions can bring us joy but when the new wears off and when there are problems with the new possession, then the joy also wears off.
The joy that is lasting and fulfilling is the joy that most of us are looking for. It is more difficult to find but it is
The joy that I am speaking of is mentioned in our scripture for today; it is the joy that comes in knowing Christ and it is a joy that remains in us much longer than the joy something from the world gives us.
Possessions are nice and make our life more comfortable but the joy that comes from those possessions is temporary.
Joy that we receive from knowing Christ is forever and lasts through any difficulty that we may face in life.
Be encouraged today in knowing that you can find peace and real lasting joy in knowing Christ. Life will most likely disappoint us at some time but Christ will never disappoint.