Everlasting Joy & Delights!

Penned by:††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Kevin K OíConnor

Date penned:††††††††††††† ††††††††† Aug 03, 2017

Thought:†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† To remind those watching & waiting for our Lord & King of the joys that will overwhelm them the Moment He shouts from on High!

Scripture springboard:††††† Rom 8:18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 

 

Every time I feel tempted to look into my aching heart due to missing our Lord & King Jesus, I feel the Precious Holy Spirit reminding me to instead look up instead of looking in. And as I do so, Iím filled with joy beyond description! He reminds me of Romans 8:18 as noted above. Being reminded of all that those that are trusting Jesus have to look forward to is a good thing! So this thought is being penned.

 

Have you ever had your heart ripped out of you? I have and the tendency was to only focus upon the gaping hole in the middle of my chest. And, it was at that time of my life when I sooo needed Godís Grace upon me that He gave His Infinitely, Glorious, Beautiful Word of Psa 37:4  Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. And Wow, did I need that Word! The more I looked at the gaping hole, the more it hurt, but once His Word graced my heart, it was like YES!!! That was the solution for my torn and shredded heart, obedience to His Word! So, I learned of a prayer time being promoted by my local church early in the morning and started going and doing just that, delighting myself in Him, NOT so that He would heal my broken heart, BUT BECAUSE it was the RIGHT THING TO DO! Not for any other reason but because He was God and was worthy of ALL my love and devotion. And WOW! How Godís Precious Holy Spirit confirmed to my spirit that NOW He could finally bless me and bring me out of my wilderness experience. By the way, it was this terrible experience in my life and my obedience to His Word to delight in Him, that God had me realize that He was calling me into the service of His of being an intercessory prayer warrior which I later finally entered into.

 

God has got more Joy and Love than anyone in this world could EVER IMAGINE! And, itís being preserved for those Ďwho overcomeí. So letís be about provoking one another (those that claim Jesus as Lord) unto love and good works; Heb 10:24  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: KNOWING that the trials that we may have to face here below are NOTHING compared to the glory which is to be revealed in us; Rom 8:18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 

 

And, each time that I chose to look up rather than in, I feel His pleasure upon my spirit. Obedience is a choice, one that turns the Heart of the Father towards me and causes Him to smile and for my spirit to sing as a result. So as the old camp fire praise song goes Ďit only takes a spark to get a fire going, and soon all those around can warm up to its glowing Ė thatís how it is with Godís Love, once youíve experienced it, vs1 You spread His love to ev'ryone You want to pass it on, vs 2 You want to sing it's fresh like spring You want to pass it on, vs 3 The Lord of love has come to me I want to pass it on.

 

Joy just like sorrow is contagious, but one builds up, while the other tears down. Which one we chose determines our future. In fact every single thing we do or donít do determines who we are and where weíll be within the Kingdom of our Lord for all eternity, for as His Word states, we will reap what we sow. 2Co_9:6  But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. AND, Gal_6:7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal_6:8  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Some great scripture references that remind us of the wondrous joys awaiting those trusting in Jesus our Lord are;

 

Rom_5:2  By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Tit_2:13  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 

1Jn 3:3  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 

 

Just the hearing of these Words then should spawn the following in the hearts hearing it;

 

Heb 10:22  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 

Heb 10:23  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 

Heb 10:24  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 

 

Heavenly Father, thank You for love beyond comprehension! Ever teach us to place our hearts and our eyes upon You and not the heartaches of this world for itís in the Everlasting, Glorious, and Matchless Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

 

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For those as ancient as me and who want the entire lyrics to the song shared herein, hereís the song, the writer of it and its lyrics;

 

Pass It On

Writer(s): Kurt Kaiser

Verse 1

It only takes a spark

To get a fire going

And soon all those around

Can warm up in its glowing

That's how it is with God's love

Once you've experienced it

You spread His love to ev'ryone

You want to pass it on

Verse 2

What a wondrous time is spring

When all the trees are budding

The birds begin to sing

The flowers start their blooming

That's how it is with God's love

Once you've experienced it

You want to sing it's fresh like spring

You want to pass it on

Verse 3

I wish for you my friend

This happiness that I've found

You can depend on Him

It matters not where you're bound

I'll shout it from the mountain top

I want my world to know

The Lord of love has come to me

I want to pass it on