Filled With His Joy (John 15:11)

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

John 15:11 (KJV)

As we put our trust in Jesus, let us remember that His desire for us is that we are filled with His joy. There should be great joy in our walk with the Lord, for no matter what we face in the area of circumstances and conditions, we are joined to Him who has overcome the world. And as we abide in Him, we get to partake in that overcoming!

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Speak Words Of Life (1 Peter 3:10-11)

For he who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

1 Peter 3:10-11 (NKJV)

The Bible tells us that if we want to love life and see good days, we cannot speak words of evil or deceit. Our words reflect what is in our heart, and so as we deliberately fill our hearts with God’s Word, as we allow the love of Jesus to saturate us, we will find our words naturally coming into alignment with life and peace. Today, let us be mindful of this tremendous power that lies in our tongue, and let us purpose in our hearts to only speak words of life.

Led Of The Holy Spirit (Psalm 143:10)

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Psalm 143:10 (KJV)

God’s spirit in us teaches us to do His will. He helps us to have a revelation of the love, the grace, and the goodness of God, which in turn empowers us to live victorious and godly lives. It is powerful to be led of the Holy Spirit into the land of uprightness.

No Condemnation (Romans 8:1)

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:1 (KJV)

There is no condemnation when we understand who we are in Christ, when we no longer walk according to who we have been in the flesh, but according to who He has made us to be in Him. Condemnation must flee as we receive the immeasurable gift of God’s love for us in and through the finished works of Jesus.

Great And Mighty Things Which We Have Not Known (Jeremiah 33:3)

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV)

When we are willing to walk in faith and trust in the goodness of God, we may rest assured that He will lead us into the life He has purposed for us to live. Here we will find opportunities to use our gifts and talents in a way that will serve the kingdom of God, and be a blessing to the people in our world.

Speaking Words Of Life (1 Peter 3:10-11)

For he who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

1 Peter 3:10-11 (NKJV)

Our words reflect what is in our heart, and so as we deliberately fill our hearts with God’s Word, as we allow the love of Jesus to saturate us, we will find our words naturally coming into alignment with life and peace. Let us be mindful of this tremendous power that lies in our tongue, and let us purpose in our hearts to only speak words of life.

Increasing In Love (1 Thessalonians 3:12)

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,

1 Thessalonians 3:12 (NKJV)

As we mature and grow in our walk with the Lord, so does our loving. Our ability to love people—including those who might be difficult to love—is not based upon our own strength or effort, but it is in direct proportion to our receiving the love of Christ for ourselves. The more that we receive His love, the greater our revelation of His love, the more will we be able to be channels and instruments of His love for others.

Speaking The Truth In Love (Ephesians 4:15)

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Ephesians 4:15 (KJV)

Our words greatly influence the course of our life and development. We are called to always speak the truth in love. This cultivates within us a deep sense of reverence for the truth, and it enables us to fellowship with God and with each other from a pure conscience. In doing this we are accelerating our process of growth and maturity, moving ever more fully towards embodying the fullness of who we are in Christ.

Walking In Love (1 John 3:23)

And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

1 John 3:23 (NKJV)

Under the new covenant God’s commandment to us can be summed up in this: that we should believe on the Lord Jesus, and as a result walk in love towards each other. Love is really the key for everything else. When we walk in love, we find ourselves living rightly; when we walk in love, we are actually living according to who we have been made to be in Christ. Yet notice that the commandment to walk in love follows our having received Jesus as Lord. And so everything begins and ends with Jesus. He puts us into right standing with the Father, and as a result of our right standing our conscience is cleansed, our hearts are made pure, and we are made free to walk in love.

Finding Our Satisfaction In Jesus (John 4:14)

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 4:14 (KJV)

Jesus is saying that when we find our satisfaction in Him, we will no longer be tempted to misuse the perishable things of the world as a means to fill that void in the human heart that only God can fill. It is in this spiritual fulfillment, in this finding our joy in the Lord, that we become a wellspring of life. Today, be filled with the love, the peace, the joy and the compassion of Jesus, and let His light shine through you into your world.