We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy. 1 John 1:1-4 (NLT)
Fullness Of Joy
Do you want to have fullness of joy? Do you want my joy to overflow your life? Yes, I want your fullness of joy to overflow my life. How can such a thing happen to me? How can this be true in my experience? First, I have many more questions for you. I’m listening. Do you have anything that you have heard and seen or received from me that is worth sharing with others? Have I touched your life? Did I lift your life out of the muck and mire? Did I set your feet on solid ground? Have I healed your brokenness? Have I revived and refreshed and restored your soul? Have I forgiven your sins and cleansed your unrighteousness? Am I your Savior and Lord? Have I completely turned your life around and given you a brand-new life to live? Do you now have a new hope filled future, that will last forever? Do I have a plan and purpose for your life? Am I using you to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plan? Is it now your joy to love me with all your heart and mind and soul and strength? Are you now running the race I have set before you? Is your life on course? Yes Lord, you have done and are doing all these things for me. Yes, all that you have done and are doing for me is giving me great hope and peace and joy. You are certainly my Savior and Lord. My life is in your hands, nothing could make me more grateful and thankful. I do love you with all that is within me. That is very good.
Now then, lets come back to the topic of having your life overflowing with joy. I’d like that. Keep on remembering all that I have done and am doing for you. Don’t forget. Then simply tell others all that I have done and am doing for you. Then my fullness of joy will overflow your life. Can you do that? Can you remember? Can you tell others about all that I have done for you and the new life you have in me? Yes Lord, I can and will do that. Then you have my fullness of joy overflowing your life. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, thank you for using others to help me to come to know and love and follow and serve you. In the same way that you used others to help me to come to know you, use me to help others come to know you. Then together, we will all have fullness of joy. Amen
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