Life and Spiritual Coaching

October 9, 2008

Joy Commeth!

Filed under: Christ — by Donna Ritter @ 4:46 pm
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I went to my bible study today. I am taking a Beth Moore Study called “Living beyond yourself”. If any of you haven’t heard her speak you are missing out. This week’s study was “The Joy of the Lord is our Strength”. We have been learning about the fruits of the Spirit. Joy is the second fruit of the Spirit.

 

She talked about having 2 kinds of joy – an objective joy, like you have when you know you are saved by the grace of God and a subjective joy that you feel physically making you want to dance. There are many times in our lives when that subjective joy can be crushed by grief, sadness or fear. But that objective joy we have never goes away. In the bible, Christ may have lost his subjective joy, but he retained his objective joy because he was going to the cross to save our souls!

 

Worldly joy is fleeting. No matter how great it appears it leaves emptiness. It is lagged with a haunting awareness. But those who sow with tears will return with joy. God’s joy abides forever for those who believe in him and obey his commandments. Why would anyone turn their back on that? Even your loved ones at home hurt you, but He does not. Joy commeth! Joy commeth in the final days and I can’t wait to experience it. The colors we see are like we are looking through a smoky glass. There will be no tears, no illnesses, no fear, and no sin in Heaven. The streets will be paved with gold. There will be no darkness, only the natural light of God! I don’t know about you – but I want a part of that! I am ready as soon as it happens! In fact, sometimes I feel like it is almost upon us. The world is in such a mess. But Joy Commeth – thus say the Lord! I’m ready and waiting. In the mean time I stay planted in the word and I abide in Christ. He is waiting with baited breath for our arrival – we are his bride. Joy Commeth!

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