I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
Jesus had a joy that seems almost impossible to us. Even as he faced the certainty of his crucifixion, he knew there was joy in his sacrifice. He wants us to know that kind of joy. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 calls us to “rejoice always,” and Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
Prayers for Today:
- Ask God to make us a joyful people, who are always rejoicing in him regardless of our circumstances.
- Pray that our worship gatherings would be marked by joy and delight.
- Pray that God would cause us to find joy in the things he has said to us, delighting in his Word.
- Ask God to help you, and your brothers and sisters at the Summit, to set your hope on things above and not look for joy in earthly things.