Full of Joy

Prodigal: I have something to say.

Me: I’m listening.

This is from Colin Urquhart

My dear child, I want to tell you how much I rejoice in you. It grieves Me that so many of My children do not believe I enjoy them. They are so constantly distracted by their inadequacies. They imagine I look at them with a frown instead of a smile.

Think of the joy a father and mother have when their child is born. What great joy I had when you were born again! I caused all heaven to rejoice.

I want My joy to be in you and your joy to be full. Many of your inhibitions have gone, haven’t they? I love to break through all that stuff. It’s great when you want to skip and dance and rejoice with Me. This is My joy in you. Don’t you realize I was already rejoicing before it even occurred to you?

Joy is not emotional response to situations. I am not an emotion; I am spirit. Joy is a fruit of My Spirit in your life. I don’t want to see that joy suffocated by problems and cares that concern you.

I never take My joy away from you. It is always within you and can always be expressed in your life.

For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. Isaiah 66:2 (KJV)

Jennifer Van Allen



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