His desire for us is that His Joy be in us, and our joy complete! Imagine….the God of the Universe wants His joy to be in us! I mean who could top the joy of an omniscient, omnipotent, all loving God! I am wanting some of that JOY! He wants to make sure we don’t miss one part…COMPLETE JOY! Why do I so reluctantly obey? Or why do I question his direction? I don’t want anything less than His joy,complete joy!
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
It seems so simple….yet in actuality it is difficult….He loves us, stay in His love, obey his commands, love one another, Joy abundant and complete…
For me, I know part of the time I miss this when I don’t make the time for Him….then I miss His instructions for the day. Or I take time with Him but then do my own thing, or I don’t take His commands to heart…like “don’t worry about tomorrow.” Lately, I have just had to tell myself, “Is it tomorrow? Then don’t worry about it!” I know that when we I get in God’s word His commands become more prominent, thus enabling me to obey and remain in His love yielding joy.
What do you think keeps you from this joy?