Monday, January 4, 2016
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in You, and that your joy may be full.
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:9-13
Here's a thought ...real joy is found in abiding in Him and abiding comes as we keep His commandments! His commandment? Love one another the same way or rather ... with the same love He has for us.
Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily ensnared us, and let us run with endurance the race set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength! Nehemiah 8:10