Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Joy Overflowing! John 15:11; 2 Corinthians 8:2

Good morning everyone,
Is your heart so full that it is overflowing with joy or does satan have you focusing on all the mishaps, the what ifs, the drama of life?  Jesus says in John 15:11, 'These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.'  The analogy of a glass full to the brim of anything doesn't allow any addition or it will overflow!  If you fill a heart with joy until it overflows, others will see the hope that they can have in Christ Jesus.  2 Corinthians 8:2 talks of the trials and extreme poverty that the Macedonian churches were going through and yet they still had overflowing joy!   Instead of complaining, their extreme poverty welled up into rich generosity!  What situation are you going through that you could choose to change your attitude so that Christ could begin to fill your heart with joy?  You see, many of you have situations that are Blessings to me because of the gratitude and joy that you demonstrate.  My heart goes out to some of you because you are trapped into believing satan's lie that God doesn't love you.  Whether you have extreme poverty and that could mean finances, health, or a combination, Jesus Christ wants you to shine even in the midst of that!  He wants to 'shine' through your situation even though it may seem hopeless at best.  If you can just shout out to the Lord right where you are at and ask Him to change your heart this minute, you will begin to see the transformation that He so badly wants for you!  Don't feel like you have to do the changing yourself or you will never do it because you can't do it!  It really is an over abundance of joy that Christ is giving to you and nothing that you can create.  Ask for that transfer right now and start living the life that the Savior intended for you. 
Your brother in Christ,

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