In our passage today we will see that Jesus prays that his disciples would know the full measure of his joy. I think, as Christians, we just get too serious, worrying about not praying enough, or reading the Bible enough or speaking to others about the Lord enough, etc. While these things are important, they must not dominate our lives. God wants us to enjoy walking with Him, enjoy His companionship through life and to reflect on His goodness, which brings joy.
Remember those timeless words of the angels to the shepherds, that the message of Jesus is one of “great joy”. The apostle Paul, as directed by the Holy Spirit, made it quite clear that Christianity is not a new set of laws, but a relationship of trust and joy.
Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking (laws), but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Join with me as we express our delight in God’s salvation by becoming increasingly joyful!
We are meant to enjoy our salvation, not endure it!