TO GIVE HIM JOY
Last night I did this page in my Inspire art Bible.. I was
reminded that the joy of the Lord is actually HIS joy, and
we give Him joy and pleasure when we do what pleases Him.
CONFIRMATION: I turned to this Word to Ponder:
My dearest wife, My bride, how I have longed to hold you and
embrace you as My own. I know your cares, I know your fears,
I know your struggles and your uphill journey to overcome.
The road has only become steeper in time and more narrow.
Yes, I know your failings. I understand your pain and your
many tears. Did you think I would come to you to scold you?
Do you really want to quit and give up? Never. As you come
to the end of your rope in so many battles, I only ask that
you totally lean all your weight upon Me. Let Me carry you
to your goal. Allow Me access to put the pieces of your life
back together again and I will sustain you in My peace.
Resist meddling in My will and bring all things to Me in
prayer. I will bring you the answers you need and help you
resolve issues for which you have no answers. I will help
you soar above it all, and come safely to your destination,
being rooted deeply in My love for you.
You have been asleep in your understanding of My earnest
love for you and My desires over you. I have earnestly
waited for you and am searching you out from the places in
which you are hiding. Did you think you could hide from Me,
My dear one? You have known tears, but I want to teach you
to laugh. There will come a day when you shall throw your
head back and belly laugh with Me! Impossible? Not in My
vocabulary. Why don’t you follow Me into a journey of new
beginnings and I will take you there? I will replace all
your shame and your sorrow and give you double portion joy.
Ps 56:8-13 TLB
You have seen me tossing and turning through the night. You
have collected all my tears and preserved them in your
bottle! You have recorded every one in your book. The very
day I call for help, the tide of battle turns. My enemies
flee! This one thing I know God is for me! I am trusting
God-oh, praise his promises! I am not afraid of anything
mere man can do to me! Yes, praise his promises. I will
surely do what I have promised, Lord, and thank you for your
help. For you have saved me from death and my feet from
slipping, so that I can walk before the Lord in the land of
Isa 61:7 NLT
Instead of shame and dishonor, you will inherit a double
portion of prosperity and everlasting joy.