I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete John 15:11 (NIV)
Do you want to live in an intimate relationship with me? Do you want me to hear and answer your prayers? Do you want to bear and abundance of fruit for my kingdom? Do you want your life to be filled with my joy?
Yes, I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I have made drawing near to you the priority of my life. I want to know you. I want you to know me. I want to hear your voice. So, I am listening attentively to all that you want to say to me. I know that you want me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You love and gave yourself to me. I love and am giving myself to you. I want to live each moment of everyday in an intimate relationship with you. I will go where you lead me. I will do what you ask of me. We both want the same thing. Yes, we do.
Yes, I want you to hear and answer my prayers. I don’t want anything to hinder my life of prayer with you. I want my life to be like an open book before you. I will confess all my sins to you. I will draw near to receive your forgiveness and cleansing. Only you can make me clean in your sight. I want and need you to teach me to pray. I know that you will give me prayers to pray. I know that you will give me prayers that you will hear and answer. I want my life to be a constant dialogue of talking with and listening to you. I want to hear your voice as clearly as you hear mine. We both want the same thing. Yes, we do.
Yes, I want to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want my life to bring glory to your name. I know that apart from you I can do nothing that will last for all eternity. I have no higher desire in life than to serve you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. My life is at your disposal. Use me however you see fit. I know that you have a purpose and a plan for my life. I know that you have good works already prepared for me to do for you. I will rely on you to give me the strength to do whatever you have given me to do for you. We both want the same thing. Yes, we do.
Yes, I want my life to be filled with your joy. There is no mystery to me about how to be filled with your joy. Listening attentively to you will bring me joy. Living in an intimate relationship with you will bring me joy. Having my prayers heard and answered by you will bring me joy. Bearing fruit for your kingdom will bring me joy. Bringing glory to your name will bring me joy. I know that it is your desire and will for me to live in your joy. Nothing would please you more than for you to see me living in your joy. I know that you will help me to live in your joy. Living in your joy is part of your purpose and plan for my life. Everything you and I both want will be surrounded and enveloped by your joy. We both want the same thing. Yes, we do.
Lord, I am here to listen to all you want to say to me. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I will remain in your love. I will obey your commands. I will rely on you for all I need. Fill me with your joy as I love, follow and serve you. Amen
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