Message in the picture
“JOY – ‘You have not seen Christ, but still you love him. You can’t see him now, but you believe in him. You are filled with a wonderful and heavenly joy that cannot be explained.’” 1 Peter 1:8 (ERV)
Scripture for the day
1 Thessalonians 1:5-6 (RKJNT) For our gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with full conviction. You know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word despite much affliction, with joy from the Holy Spirit:
Thought for the day
Heavenly joy is a lasting joy, a joy based on Spiritual things and is not tied to what is happening in your earthly life. This joy is heaven-focused and made possible by Jesus dying on the cross and defeating death. Earlier I used the term ‘Jesus joy’; Jesus made it clear that He died for us—His friends. John 15:13-14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) “No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you.”
Let no one or thing take your joy, Jesus gave it to you, cherish it knowing that one day you will dwell with Him; until next time—be blessed—Tim.
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♥ Question for ‘heavenly joy’
Do you have the joy of the Lord?