“Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
The Bible speaks of a FULLNESS of Joy because this is YHWH’s desire for us. It’s not a partial joy here and there but a deep and complete sense of feeling good.
How do we experience this?
Well, the above scripture tells us that we need to ASK IN His name.
This isn’t the same as simply sticking Jesus on at the end of our prayer, it’s about understanding what the name means so that your prayers are in right-standing for the fullness of HIS will for you.
We often make the focus of our asking on external things, “Lord, if I have this or that then …..” those things don’t really lead to fullness of joy do they? In my experience not so much.
So, here’s what God’s word says about experiencing real pleasure and joy in life:
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
There is a Path of Life, whilst it may exist we may not KNOW about it. This is something that only YHWH can reveal to us. This “life” actually relates to vitality and feeling alive which I find very interesting mainly because when we go down a different route we often lose that sense of feeling alive but keep going down it anyway because it’s what we believe or have been taught is best.
I was speaking to another sister in the coaching world on Saturday who was struggling with demotivation around her business based on what the world tells us to do to become successful. As a consequence, she had lost some of the spark, energy and pleasure that she previously had from her work.When we find ourselves listening to the way of the world we automatically lose the joy of the work we do because we lose connection with the presence of God.
When we find ourselves listening to the way of the world we automatically lose the joy of the work we do because we lose connection with the presence of God.
I am grateful that I was able to support her and yesterday she tagged me in a post saying that she was so excited about the next step in her business that she was on, she had reconnected with that Path of Life.
That’s the kind of joy and pleasure YHWH wants us to experience in all areas of our life because He loves us and wants us to have a full and rich life.
Is there something that you’re settling for in your life which is restricting your joy? That is not God’s will for you.