@REFRESH2020 My Jesus story is quite long but I’ll be brief.
Nevertheless, I was born into a christian home, and lived most of my life in hypocrisy and sin until the 16th of August, 2011; in a youth conference, I finally surrendered. I was suicidal as well until a vision of a man so gloriously dressed walked towards me and touching me said, I’ll help you. It was so real!
Yeshua Ha’Mashiach has brought me deep and deeper still. Presently, I live almost like Ezekiel somehow. Today, it may be a vision, or an impression, or a dream all pointing towards knowing Him and His kingdom better. Presently; that is this morning, I had an impression to study about Joy in the context of Hebrews 12:2 - ‘looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the JOY that was set before Him…’, Having said this, I would really appreciate any contributions to the topic of Joy in terrible and trying times.
I’m hoping He takes me up higher. I hope to be a living expression of His kingdom on earth. I pray that I would truly know JOY beyond what I’d known it to be before. This time, in His light; as the psalmist rightly puts it, ‘You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore’.