Love, Joy, Peace, in His Word 2-12-2024


Love, Joy, Peace! In His Word 2-12-2024

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

Throughout the Word He has given us reason after reason that Jesus or some other person spoke and then had written out some words or phrases that are now in the Word of God, our Bibles.

The odd thing is that so many people do not see the good things, they see the commands to be good or you don’t make it to heaven instead of the wonderful and perfect things God puts before us.

I have to admit it is so easy to get caught up into the wrong way of thinking when we do not keep our eyes on Jesus, and sometimes we can get caught up in the cares of this world, or even life itself even when we have read our daily read. This is why it is so important to do more than just one weekly reading, or one daily verse. Though both of these are good for babies in Christ, just as they too begin to eat more and more and grow more and more in size; we need to ingest more of the Word so that we may grow as Christians! We can grow in wisdom and knowledge, and we can grow in faith, and hope, and love!

Peace is not something I have read as something that grows but it can overwhelm us when it seemingly happens up on us.

Today, as its February, we are reading about love, the love of God. God’s love is pure because God is actually love. The Bible said so! The more we follow God’s commands to love one another as He loved us the more we will know that love in a more powerful way because when we love Him, and He loves us, then we realize the joy that is in Him will also envelope us. The same as Peace can overwhelm us, His love can too! When He overwhelms us with His love we realize what a great thing this is that He loves us so much.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.  If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.  My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:9-14 niv

The more  you love others, the  more He loves you, and the more He loves you, the more you can love one another! It’s a beautiful circle isn’t it?

This week, read as many verses on Love, thank God for His love, and then go out and spread that love around, in Jesus’ name!