“We are writing these things to you because we want to release to you our fullness of joy.”
1 John 1:4 TPT
I get emails all the time from Redbox declaring the availability of New Releases,
(Which for the majority aren’t worth my time)
So, as I read this verse this morning it leaped off of the page,
as sort of an advertisement.
Like New Releases;
Joy: The Fulness Of
Get your copy today.
I don’t know how many times I’ve been searching for Joy when low and behold it’s been right in front of me.
In the very book that I hold in my hands.
God’s Written Word.
You can’t rent it or earn it.
You have to receive it by the acknowledgment that it was deposited,
as 1John says here, and in Galatians 5 as an attribute of the Spirit’s dwelling in your life.
Joy is a decision.
To walk after the Spirit.
It’s a believing that what God says is yours-
is True no matter what you feel.
That’s what I found today.
This release that John describes should cause Joy to rise up in us.
We’ve been Forgiven and will continue to be Forgiven as we remain in His Light.
“This is the life-giving message we heard him share and it’s still ringing in our ears. We now repeat his words to you: God is pure light. You will never find even a trace of darkness in him. If we claim that we share life with him, but keep walking in the realm of darkness, we’re fooling ourselves and not living the truth. But if we keep living in the pure light that surrounds him, we share unbroken fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, continually cleanses us from all sin. If we boast that we have no sin, we’re only fooling ourselves and are strangers to the truth. But if we freely admit our sins when his light uncovers them, he will be faithful to forgive us every time. God is just to forgive us our sins because of Christ, and he will continue to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we claim that we’re not guilty of sin when God uncovers it with his light, we make him a liar and his word is not in us.”
1 John 1:5-10 TPT
He reveals what is hurting us and then cleanses it-
Restoring fellowship with Himself and each other.
What a Loving Father.