The Need For Joy…

“You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy”
John 16:24

Have you ever been in a crowded room talking with someone only to discover that they were actually chatting to someone else? LOL… you feel embarrassed, you feel slightly disappointed. So you slowly move away and recompose yourself.

Today’s verse lets us know who to talk to about what we need in life. We are to go directly to God and ask in Jesus’ name. When we do this the Bible promises that we will receive what we asked for. It also promises that what we’ve received will be smothered in abundant joy. We won’t walk away disappointed and embarrassed like in the conversation above. 

God promise to supply joy with everything He gives comes when we ask properly. Many believers have never asked for anything in Jesus name. That is why they haven’t received anything with joy. God’s promise is that whenever we ask in Jesus name, we will receive what we asked for plus abundant Joy.

This week let’s think about what we need.  Let’s take some time to ask God for it in Jesus name. Then lets get ready to receive. God’s Word says that it will come to us at just the right time. That it will come to us smothered in Joy. That is God’s way, and it works, so why not let it work in you!