Do you have Peace and Joy in your life? Some of us might say, “Yes, sometimes.” Some may say, “No, my life is a mess. I’ve got troubles everywhere.”
If we have those snatches of Joy and Peace every now and then, why can’t we keep them? God wants us to have Joy and Peace continually.
Jesus told His Followers how to have Joy. He explained that He is The Vine and we are the branches. As long as we stay connected, we get a constant infilling of His Joy.
Jesus said, “Remain in My Love. If you keep My Commands, you will remain in My 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
Peace comes from staying inside Jesus’ Love. Jesus said,
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have Peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Often we think Joy and Peace come to us from the outside to the inside of us. But The Truth is Joy and Peace come up from the inside of us, like an overflowing Fountain.
That Fountain never dries up when we remain inside His Love and stay connected to the Source of All Joy and Peace.
Jesus gave us the beautiful picture of being connected like branches of the vine. The baby in the womb is connected to the mother by a “vine” called the umbilical cord. As long as the baby stays inside and connected, all his needs are met.
Jesus told us how to receive Joy and Peace, even when the world outside is filled with trouble.
“Remain in My Love.”
“In Me, you will have Peace.”
Remember how connected you were in the womb. Come back to your spiritual womb. Be filled to the full with Joy and Peace!
“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God.
1 Peter 1:23