These things I have spoken to you,
that My joy may remain in you,
and that your joy may be full.
LORD Jesus, we praise You for You are not only the God of love but You are Love. Forgive us, O LORD we pray, whenever we neglect to love one another. Help us to abide in perfect faith, hope, and love. You are our Righteousness, be our Faith, Hope, and Love. Let Your amazing Joy remain in us — now and forever. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
In my last post I wrote:
Now, worries lead to fear. They will rob you of your joy. Do not let this happen.
So, let me ask you this: What is it that could potentially rob you of your joy?
Luke 10:41 tells us that Martha was worried and troubled about many things. Worrying too much puts us in danger of losing our joy. And this is exactly where the devil wants us to be. If our joy goes so does the power of our testimony.
John chapter 15 is about Jesus being the True Vine and the world who is hating Him and His followers. It is important, Jesus tells us, that we will abide in Him; because without Him we can do nothing.
Let’s look at John 15 and verse 5 where Jesus says:
I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit;
for without Me you can do nothing.
See this is the most important key for not losing our joy: Knowing that without Him we can do nothing. We need Him! It’s crucial that we keep our focus on Him. We have to stick close to Him.
Now, honestly, Martha worried and so do we. There are things that trouble us, we will have to admit. And then what? When we are upset, be it about one or about many things, we willingly have to shift our focus. The worries, the troubles — we need to take them to the LORD in prayer. We have to go to Him and tell Him about it. Then we have to remind ourselves that without Him we can do nothing, meaning, He is the Key to the solution. His answer, His command, His love will help us through this and many more challenges in life.