The fourth of July's spectacular fireworks display captured us with its wonder. We sat mesmerized. We anxiously awaited the next fantastic blast of color. We ooohed and awwwed. We clapped. We smiled.
We gave a collective sigh when it ended.
Perhaps you watched it all on TV, but it’s not quite the same as seeing it live with a crowd who are equally engrossed by the spectacle. No matter how or where you saw them, if at all, they’re beautiful to behold, but now ... we have to wait ‘till next year to enjoy it all again...
Not so! At least not the way I just described. There are far better fireworks we can enjoy each day. This sentence from Sarah Young’s JESUS CALLING says it all. “When your Joy in Me meets My Joy in you, there are fireworks of heavenly ecstasy.” Wow, what a statement.
Doesn’t that give you thrill chills? Have you found your Joy in Him? People often talk about trying to find happiness but the worldly kind is as fleeting as a butterfly. It lights momentarily and then it’s gone. Its life is short. How sad that people settle for so little when they can have the REAL thing.
Jesus died on the cross and rose again to give us real life; abundant life; here and now. It’s not a yearly extravaganza, but a day to day experience, a relationship with the living God! Who could ask or want for more? Religion is dead; relationship is alive and full of potential. Are you realizing yours? Never forget ... God has a plan and purpose for your life. Don’t let the bumps and valleys destroy your joy.
Remember, as we focus on the Lord in our day to day situations, He has already prepared the way before us. He will lead us through to the other side. While we struggle to see through the thistle He sees the whole picture; the entire tapestry of our lives. He knows our frailty, that we are but dust, and yet—the God of heaven finds joy in us, his children.
Oh, the fireworks of heavenly bliss as we enjoy intimacy with our Redeemer, our Savior and Lord—Jesus.
I Corinthians 13:12 – “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
Lord, touch those reading this today. May they sense your presence, your comfort, and your love. Give them your vision for their lives. Lead them on paths of righteousness for your names sake. Fill them with the joy of your Holy Spirit as they strive to live for you, and bless them abundantly. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
God Bless you, Friend
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