Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that the truths Jesus taught/teaches bring joy to life. In those truths, we find forgiveness, healing, peace, power, freedom, and joy.
What we don’t often think about, is how much joy empowers those truths. I’m talking, now, about the joy of the Lord; which is the knowledge of God’s love for us, and knowledge of our place, or authority in this world. That’s the stuff nobody can take away from you. It’s the stuff that will defeat your strongest enemy; even when your strongest enemy is you.
When we cultivate that joy, and hold fast to it, forgiveness-letting go, is easy. Healing flows from and through that joy. Peace is made possible through it. Power flows from it. Freedom is empowered by it. And, even the joy, itself, is magnified by and through it.
This cultivation of, and holding fast to the joy of the Lord, goes hand in hand with creating your sacred space and your boundaries. That joy is watered as we cultivate ourselves and grow in, and into, the beauty and grace of the Lord. This joy it is, that has us singing praises to the Lord from the hospital bed…”Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death…I will fear no evil…Jesus, Himself, gave, and gives us today, that joy. True joy is dependent on, and empowered by truth. Truth is a joyful gift to have, in every area of life. No, it isn’t always a joyful truth; but it’s always joyful to know the truth we need to operate by.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu
Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 18, 2019, 3:04 p.m.