In the Joy Room, we behold His face as "The God of Joy."
Heavenly Father, You are filled with Joy...beautiful, radiant Joy that Lights up the world. What a gift to be loved and led by the Light of the World.
You love us from Your Joy-filled heart that determines all Your ways. Circumstances do not change who You are. and You do not set Your Joy aside as You reign from the throne of heaven. As King and Judge, You watch over our families, cities and nations, Your church...the marketplaces, education, and governments.
You watch with Joy as the arts and sciences unfold their beauty according to Your plan.
And, regardless of the storms of the earth, the Truth is that Your Joy is our Strength...whether we realize it or not.
You protect and provide for us, guide and love us with Your heart of joy from a heavenly perspective far above our circumstances. Your Joy-filled faithfulness is always at work on our behalf because of Your unfailing love for us.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
You have chosen to share Your Joy with us, abundantly and freely. We have freely received because You have so freely given.
But, a truly amazing gift You have given us is, that in addition to simply passively receiving the benefits of Your Joy, You have given us the opportunity to choose to enter into Your Joy with You. By choosing Your Joy, we are choosing You...and of course that brings Your strength to the deepest core of our being. You knit us together with You and then we are free to fly with You above our circumstances and gaining Your Perspective and Wisdom.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:4
Thank You, Lord, for this wonderful gift...the gift of being able to choose You and Your Joy and all that comes from that choice. You are such a Good and Generous Father!