“Joy Comes in The Morning”, the fullness of joy comes with the Light of God’s presence.

 

 

Psalm 30:5
Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Our trials are temporal, they live in this world (they tarry) as we do- in a world that some might call yet living in another ‘night’. It is in great need of the Son, the Light that brings renewal, healing and the end of all weeping to mankind. Until that ultimate joy, we can find Joy because it seeks us and desires our hearts. Joy comes with the Light of the morning. It comes with the Light of God’s love in every hour that dawns right now, right here for each of us. It is in His Promises of Joy. 

John 16:22
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Born into this world of sin, we experience the sorrows of mortal life. When we are reborn in Christ by the power of Grace our hearts rejoice. We “see” Jesus. We witness the face of The Lord by seeing His Glory. This causes a joy, even here and now that does not fade, not even in this world. Nothing can take this away.

Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

The Presence of Christ becomes a part of one’s life. It takes root at the core of the heart. The fullness of joy pours like water filling each heart vessel. We are His vessels overflowing with the pleasures of mercy for eternity.  His right hand is the Path of life that leads home to God.  

1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

The face of Christ is a mystery. The resurrected Christ is in Glory. We do not see him with our physical eyes yet many are witness to the glorious joy of knowing him with the eyes of the heart. We are told in scripture that we can see the glory of God in His word. Christ loved us sacrificially for the salvation of our souls. For me, the inexpressible and glorious joy is in loving the Christ that I see, the one that I witness so mightily in prayer and devotion.

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

When we rejoice with our hearts full of grace – love, and empathy for those that are grieving or in trials is part of our command. Joy and weeping are part of the same love. Christ’s love for us was a sacrificial love. We learn about love, joy, and rejoicing from our Redeemer and the one that gave us Grace.

Philippians 2:1-2
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

So, if indeed we are encouraged by our experience of the love of God, let us move forward by being loving towards one another. Let us encourage one another, comfort one another and be healing agents in the world that we live in. May our participation in the Spirit complete our Joy by united us!

1 Chronicles 16:27
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.

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“Heart Breaking, God Quaking” sacred poetry from LWillows; Holy falling into the unseen, the valley, the pasture that waits; All of His Gardens, His Treasured Estates.

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All held dear does fall with ache,
Inside out, each fragment breaks.
Breathing halts to form a pause
Unseen is birthing a Holy Cause.

Would this moment not forsake
All my heart’s dear loved in a quake.
But rather lift another body Of,
Ript from something, some part of love.

Take away what values not
The treasures gained in life’s onslaught.
Here in soliloquy humbled – Thine,
Is soul that bends this day, Your brine.

Heart breaking, God quaking
Holy falling into –
the unseen, the valley, the pasture that waits;
All of His Gardens, His Treasured Estates.

© 2018 Linda Willows
Photograph by Kemal Kemil

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
—John 14:27

“Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”
—Psalm 119:76

“If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.”
—Psalm 139:11-12

1 John 3 “Let the little children come to me…” ~We are all children of God; we find our way to His Heart of Love.

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Luke 18:15-29
Let the little children come to me

Now some people were even bringing their infants to Jesus to have him touch them. But when the disciples saw this, they sternly told the people not to do that. Jesus, however, called for the children and said, “Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom of God belongs to people like these. I tell all of you with certainty, whoever doesn’t receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never get into it at all.” Then an official asked Jesus, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Nobody is good except for one God. You know the commandments: “Never commit adultery. Never murder. Never steal. Never give false testimony. Honor your father and mother.'”
The official replied, “I have kept all of these since I was a young man.” When Jesus heard this, he told him, “You still need to do one thing. Sell everything you have and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me.” But when the official heard this he became sad, because he was very rich. So when Jesus saw how sad he was, he said, “How hard it is for rich people to get into the kingdom of God! Indeed, it’s easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into the kingdom of God.” Those who were listening to Jesus asked, “Then who can be saved?”
Jesus replied, “The things that are impossible for people are possible for God.”
Then Peter said, “See, we have left everything we have and followed you.”
Jesus told them, “I tell all of you with certainty, there is no one who has left his home, wife, brothers, parents, or children because of the kingdom of God who will not receive many times as much in this world, as well as eternal life in the age to come.”