In Me you can discover Joy inexpressible and full of Glory! You will not find this kind of pleasure anywhere else; it is available only in your relationship with Me. So trust Me, beloved, and walk confidently along your life-path. As we journey together, you will encounter many obstacles — some of which are quite painful. Expect these difficulties each day, and don’t let them throw you off course. Refuse to let adversity keep you from enjoying Me. In My Presence deep sorrow can coexist with even deeper Joy.
Your life with Me is an adventure, and there are always some dangers involved in adventurous journeys. Ask Me to give you courage so that you can face your troubles boldly. Keep your hope fully fastened on Me and on the heavenly reward that awaits you. Your Joy will expand astronomically—beyond anything you could possibly imagine — when you reach your eternal home. There you will see Me face to Face, and your Joy will know no bounds!
1 Peter 1:8 NKJV; 2 Corinthians 6:10; 1 Corinthians 13:12
I am your Treasure! Sometimes you feel frazzled — pulled this way and that by people and circumstances around you. Your yearning for meaning and deep connection drives you into more and more activity. Even when your body is still, your mind tends to race — anticipating future problems and searching for solutions. You need to remember that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Me. Remind yourself of this glorious truth frequently, whispering: “Jesus, You are my Treasure. In You I am complete.”
When you prize Me above all else, making Me your First Love, you are protected from feeling fragmented. Whenever you find your thoughts straying, you can train your mind to return to the One who completes you. This gives focus to your life and helps you stay close to Me. Living near Me, enjoying My Presence, involves seeking to obey My commands. I am telling you this so that My Joy may be in you and that your Joy may be complete.
Colossians 2:2-3; Revelation 2:4 NKJV; John 15:10-11
Excerpted with permission from Jesus Always by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.
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Inexpressible joy. Isn’t that the longing of our hearts? That we would know the inexpressible joy of life with Jesus, our Treasure? Today, let’s remind ourselves to allow Jesus to be our First Love because He is the source of our peace and joy! Come share your thoughts on our blog. We want to hear from you about enjoying Jesus! ~ Devotionals Daily