This room is a great pleasure. In the previous room of Love and Forgiveness, we faced areas of deep pain and brokenness. Now Jesus wants to fill us with the joy of His presence!
"Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy..." (Psalm 126:5-6)
Jesus is standing at the door, waiting for us. He wants us to choose to enter and experience the God of great Joy! We make the Psalm 100 decision to enter His gates with joyful praise.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. (Psalm 100:1-4)
When I first entered Joy Room with Jesus, my breath was taken away. A gift was awaiting me beyond description. The atmosphere was saturated with His joyful presence and it permeated every part of my being. Pain and challenges vanished in the midst of His abundant joy and delight.
Jesus said, "I am making known to you the path of life. In my presence is the fullness of joy and eternal pleasures that will never run dry. This is the promise and the invitation that I have given to everyone, yet few understand that it is an active invitation. Joy is a decision that must be made on a daily basis. It is the active turning of your attention from the circumstances to My Face as the God of Joy, Who is above it all. In this room of the Yellow House I am going to give you your sense of humor back, and you will experience encounters of Joy that will forever change and equip you as a Hope Reformer.”
"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines... yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior." - Hab. 3:17-18
It is God's desire that in this room, we will: