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Full Joy

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭11‬

Jesus has made a way for all to experience fullness of joy in our lives. So why is it that we don’t feel it? Why is it that we often feel anxious and troubled?

The words of John 15 answer this. We feel the joy of Jesus to the extent we abide in Him and His love. He is the vine and we are the branches. If you are not feeling the joy of Christ then you are not abiding in Him and His love. You are likely living in your ego, your old self, your flesh.

There is fullness of love, joy, and peace when we are abiding in Jesus. When we let go of our anxieties and cares and troubles and simply fall back into His loving arms that are always open to us, then we will abide in Him and feel the fullness of His joy.

This is a practice. Moment by moment each day we choose which way we will go. Going deeper into your problems will bring you more anxiety and trouble. Letting go and falling back into Jesus will bring you peace and fullness of joy.