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A Daily Devotion for Monday, August 22



John 15:11


“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”


Jesus prepares his disciples for the future. He will physically leave, but lets the disciples know he will be with them always. This is the source of joy. Jesus made God accessible to us. And the Holy Spirit is the presence of God in us, leading us always. This is where I should turn, always, when things seem bleak. When I am anxious, or angry, the very Spirit of God is willing to help me out!


Holy Father, Thank-you. You are here for me, always. It is hard for me to accept sometimes. I tend to feel unworthy when I pray for help for myself. You are here for me, and I am grateful. Amen


Becky, transforming



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Tom
Tom
22 août 2022

John 15:11

“My joy . . . your Joy.” The depiction of Jesus in the series about His ministry that Becky and I are currently watching called, “The Chosen” is one of a Jesus overflowing with joy. He is personable, kind, even-keeled and has a puckish sense of humor. It is a very engaging portrait of the Savior. To think that this joy, even in the face of difficult circumstances can be our joy makes this portrayal of Jesus that much more powerful. It has nothing to do with physical pleasure or comforts, wealth or possessions, but everything to do with relationships and caring for one another. This is Scriptural joy and we need to be about demonstrating it.


Prayer…


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
22 août 2022

Monday August 22,2022

John 15:11

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

. Jesus is going away and he challenges the disciples to have joy in the midst of sorrow as she leaves. This challenges you and I to wonder, Why aren’t we experiencing a consistent pattern of joy in our life. If the source of my joy is in just things, my joy is going to fail me. Now if the source of my joy is not from my heart then it will not be constant. If I get my joy out of amusement, and when I can no longer be amused, then my joy…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
22 août 2022

John 15:11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow. The joy Jesus speaking about in this verse is far more important than happiness. The joy spoken of here is an internal feeling that grows as we grow as Christians. Our joy grows as we live the life Jesus will be pleased with. Happiness, while a good feeling, it’s often only temporary as it comes with external, often superficial things or circumstances. Prayer: Gracious God, May I seek the joy that your words bring to my life. Amen

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Barbara
Barbara
22 août 2022

John 15:11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.


Jesus is telling me how to understand God’s purpose in my life. I will experience much joy in my life because as I attempt to be united in my understanding and faith in Jesus, I will have the grace to deal with all that is dealt to me in my life. This knowledge gives me much hope and happiness.


Dearest Lord, thank you for the joy you give to me. It contributes to my faith in you and my sharing of your love. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


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