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2022 07 31

Good morning.


“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." (John 15:9‭-‬11)


Many followers of Christ might assume that they automatically have complete joy once they become a Christian. But then when something bad happens, ... Aren’t we supposed to have joy in our trials? What’s missing?


Joy is not automatic. It is a discipline, a daily choice we must make.


Joy is incomplete without Jesus. As we face the stressors of today, let's pray for God to increase our capacity for joy in a stressful world and that as we live for Him our joy will increase.


As we worship together with our church families today may we experience more of His joy.


Blessings.

Mike and Daphne

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