… make my joy for you complete …
It has been a good week for me as a parent. Both of my sons texted me with good news. One has landed a few new clients for his business and the other has been placed in a leadership role which he has sought at work.
I want the very best for my two sons. While my sons are married and live far away, nothing gives me more joy than to hear them rejoice.
God wants the very best for us. In Jeremiah 29:11, God proclaims:
I have plans for you, for your good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
In John 15:11, Jesus tells us His dreams for us:
I want my joy to be in you so that your joy may be complete.
Throughout scripture God calls us His children. It is a term of affection and endearment which communicates His deep parental love and hopes for us.
God wants you, His precious child to experience the depths of His joy for you. He dreams of your happiness.
God’s desire for us to experience this joy is so deep that He tells us how to find it and to keep it through out the teachings of scripture. God has shown us The Way to have complete joy.
If you will simply follow and trust God’s Word, you will have His complete joy. If you don’t you never will.
I know this from personal experience.
When I live life my way, I may experience temporal pleasure, but not joy. When I live life my way, I may boast in my freedom, until I find myself lodged in a mess.
It’s amazing how we so easily exchange God’s gold for the world’s shiny brass. We loss so much in life polishing our brass idols, rather than seeking God’s gold.
God wants the very best for you … His complete joy.
It’s yours for the following.