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before him endured cross, despising shame, and is
set down at right hand of throne of God."
This one blows my mind! Jesus had joy in midst of
facing being crucified, one of most painful deaths one
could endure. His crucifixion was right ahead, he knew it,
and he was joyful! Why? Because He saw beyond cross,
what it would accomplish. It would accomplish right for
ANY person to be His child and go to heaven if they want.
He did it for us because He loved us so much and wants to
give us so much, if only we will receive Him.
Here's some other really awesome thoughts of how God
Zephaniah 3:17 says, "The Lord thy God, in midst of
thee is mighty, he will save, he will rejoice over thee
with joy, he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee
God sings joyfully over us?! That's what He says. Have
you ever thought that we could make Him happy? All He
wants is our Love, because He loved us first.
In closing one more view of God, Luke 15:4-7 says,
"What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lost
one of them, would not leave 99 in wilderness
and go after one that is lost until he finds it?
And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders
rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together
his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice
with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.
I (Jesus) say unto you, that likewise joy shall be
in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over
the 99 which need no repentance."
Jesus cares so much He seeks out to find ones
who are lost, and it gives Him great joy when He
finds that one. Even all of heaven throws a party!
If you don't know this loving, kind and joyful Jesus
of Nazareth, I'd encourage you to simply ask Him
into your heart. Receive everything He so wants
to give you. Eternal life, joy, and peace of
knowing you're right with God. Just a simple prayer
to Him anywhere of what's on your heart will do, and
watch joy flood your soul! And know also that
you've given Him great joy too.
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