Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Being Joyful in Jesus

While it might sound paradoxical, we are called to find joy especially in Lent.  Why?  Jesus did not come to save the righteous but sinners.  Get it?  That's you and me!

Lent gives us a special opportunity each year to journey with Jesus in a unique way.  Do you think the apostles and disciples would have been accompanying Jesus if it was only difficulties and hardship?  Of course not!

The same is true today.  Drawing closer in our relationship with Jesus allows us to discover a special joy deep inside that no one can take from us.  We could be behind prison bars and be joyful and free if we have a deep, personal relationship with Jesus.

What's motivating you today?  Is it fear?  Or is it desire to grow in relationship with Jesus?  He loves us passionately -- so much so that He willingly gave us His live so that we might enjoy life with Him forever. 

When we find that joy deep inside, then we are already enjoying a little piece of heaven here on earth.

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