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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lavished in His Love and Joy

          Have you had your Joy Juice today?   When you drink a healthy portion of the joy of Jesus, you’ll find that you are filled with renewed strength!

                Listen to the words in 1 John 3:1: “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.”   When a person accepts Jesus into his/her heart and life, they can be assured that they are His children….and He desires to lavish His love on them!

                That doesn’t mean that everything is going to be perfect in our lives. We will have tough times.  But through those challenges, we can feel His love being poured out onto us, into us and, if we’re willing, through us!  Sometimes it’s in the peace He gives in the midst of the storm; other times He gives specific answers to our prayers!  But no matter what, we can always know that His love is constant and that He is near.  

                When we observe people after a natural disaster, like a tornado or a flood…..we ALWAYS see good that comes from the difficult times. People are kind & generous to come to the aid of others---sharing what they have with those who are in need; giving a helping hand in the clean-up process…and most importantly, many people commit to praying more fervently and faithfully.  Because of God’s great love we can experience the truth of scripture that tells us in Psalm 91 that “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” 

                 As God lavishes His love on us, may we experience the joy of being in His shelter and His shadow!


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