“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” —John 15:11
I read the description on the utmost.org but I think God wants me to take something different from this verse today…
What is Jesus’ joy? what is my joy?
I believe that Jesus’ joy is the cross, how His sacrifice has saved us from our sins. Now what is my joy? Is joy even the same as happiness?
From how I see it, happiness is a state of mind, a temporary feeling… it is not like we’re happy all the time but joy however - Jesus’ joy and our joy however is our life and how we live it.
I know now that having a joyous life is living according to God’s command. That as His servant, seeing my life as a pleasing sacrifice is my joy.
How much do I love God? Are the things I am going through for His glory gives me joy that is full?
I do not regret leaving the things I got used to… sometimes things maybe hard but as long as I stay true to God - His joy will remain in me.