Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; ( 2 Peter 1:2) Good morning my forever family! I am so excited to worship and praise Jesus today. Today I’d like to share something I missed through my Christian childhood, JOY. While I was a joy filled child, it was not the JOY I found as an adult in Jesus. Rather it was a self focused joy or perhaps a joy born from ignorance of the troubles that exist in the world. (At least for myself, as I was well protected). But last year for the first time someone shared the acrostic JOY with me, as the formula for lasting and true JOY.
Jesus, Others , and then Yourself. Or Jesus Over Yourself. This idea awoke the truth of His message and once I started to serve more, I was finding more of His JOY. Hallelujah!
2 Thessalonians 3:5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
5 May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
Abba, praise Your Holy Name and endless love. Lord Jesus, we thank You that our hearts are directed towards You and I pray that a desire to pursue truth would be placed on the hearts of those that are unsure. Holy Spirit guide us into all wisdom and understanding so our faith will be unshakable. Show us the truth and be our light in our dark fallen world. In Jesus’ Name, amen.