Jesus Lives

Joy

What I search for in My children is an awakened soul that thrills to the Joy of My Presence! However, you are often subject to a slumbering soul: taking for granted your life with all its blessings, being overly focused on negative things, buying into the world’s version of the good life. I want to help you break free from these worldly weights so your soul can soar in the heights with Me.

Yearning for an awakened soul is half the battle. Many of My children view devotion to Me as a duty, and they look elsewhere for their pleasures. They fail to understand that the Joy of My Presence outshines even the most delightful earthly joy.

Of course, it is not an either/or situation. You don’t have to choose between enjoying Me or enjoying the many good gifts I provide. It is simply a matter of priorities: I want you to treasure Me above all else.

The more fully you enjoy Me, the more capacity you have to appreciate the blessings I shower upon you. As you delight in Me, I am free to bless you bountifully. If you keep Me first in your life, My good gifts will not become idols. Delight yourself in Me, and I will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
[2 Chronicles 16:9]

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence. [Acts 2:28]

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
[James 1:17]

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
[Psalm 37:4]

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