Illuminated

 

You illuminate
my heart and mind

clearing away
the haze

so glorifying You
becomes the joy

of all
my days.

Jesus establishes my illumination.

“. . . for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.” Revelation 21:23 NKJV

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Great Joy

 

Following the star
with exceeding joy
the wise men
came from the east

finding the Child
of whom they’d heard
such great and
glorious things.

A laid down life seeks and finds Him.

“When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.” Matthew 2:10,11 NKJV

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Preserved

 

You are called
sanctified
preserved
in Me

kept in
My love
and eternal
mercy.

A laid down life is kept from stumbling out of His reach.

“To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ: mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you. . . .keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our LORD Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy , to God our Savior who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever, amen.” Jude 1,2,21,24 NJKV

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No Greater Joy

 

It gives Me
great joy
to see you walking
in the truth

loving the brethren
and strangers
faithfully doing
what you can do.

A laid down life brings God joy.

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church.” 3 John 4,5,6 NKJV

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Desired

 

Just as I
chose Zion
now I also
desire you

to be clothed in My
salvation and joy
that will show through
all you do.

A laid down life is desired by God.

“For Your servant David’s sake, do not turn away the face of Your Anointed. For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation : ‘This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it’. I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.” Psalm 132:10,13,14,16 NKJV

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Great Things

 

I will fill your mouths
with laughter
so that the
people say

surely the LORD
has done great things
for you reap in joy
today.

A laid down life is brought back rejoicing.

“When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, the LORD has done great things for them. Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seeds for sewing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:1,2,5,6 NKJV

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Invitations to Joy

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after labs are done

the blessing of a train ride

invited up front

 

Each day has its struggles, but also its joys.

 

“You will show me the path of life;

in Your Presence is fullness of joy.”  Psalm 16:11 NKJV

 

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With Joy

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” . . .the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.” Acts 20:23 NKJV
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”  Acts 20:24 NKJV

The joy of the Lord is our strength.

Thank You, Lord, for giving us the strength to finish the race with joy.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Trials, troubles
and tribulations
lie ahead
for each of us

but can never
remove the joy
of testifying
unto Jesus.

God bless you with joy as you testify to the gospel of His grace.

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Your Joy

“Most assuredly I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.”  John 16:20 NKJV

“Therefore now you have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one can take from you.”  John 16:23 NKJV

“Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”  John 16:24 NKJV

Only Jesus can bring us joy like this.

Thank You, Lord, for a joy that can’t be taken from us.  And here’s asimple poem . . .

You will see Me
know Me

touch
My face

that your joy
may be full

and never
replaced.

God bless you as He turns your sorrow into joy today!

 

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With Great Joy

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“Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.
And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.”  Luke 24:51-53 NKJV

I love how Jesus returned to reassure the disciples before being carried up into heaven.

Thank You, Lord, for Your loving patience with us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

All that I
have told you

you will
one day see

with eyes
of understanding

and a mind
that’s set free.

God bless you as He reassures you today.

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