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Whether you are an officer who is new to the faith, a seasoned believer, or unsure of where you are spiritually, it is our desire
that these quick and simple truths from God's Word will encourage you in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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TODAY'S SCRIPTURE:

These things have I spoken unto you,
that my joy might remain in you, and
that your joy might be full.
John 15:11
GOT JOY?
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One of the things that Christians have available to them that others do not know of is joy. Anyone can
experience times of happiness, but happiness is dependent upon circumstances. If things are going right in
our lives, with no serious problems, then we can feel happy. However, happiness is not to be confused
with joy, because joy is NOT dependent upon our circumstances. Even in the darkest of circumstances it
is still possible to have joy through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

In today's verse Jesus said that He wants His joy to be in us, and for our joy to be full, which further
reveals that He doesn't intend for us to be sad miserable people. As LEOs, we constantly face the
darkness in our society, which can greatly contribute to a negative view of life, but Jesus wants to help
us overcome that. In the preceding verses He speaks of the necessity of His disciples "abiding in Him".
We will discuss this more in depth another time, but abiding in Him is what produces joy. To abide in
Christ means to immerse ourselves in His Word, seeking to know Him, and seeking a closer relationship
with Him. As we obey Him and grow in our faith then joy will be the result; a joy that can't be shaken
by the circumstances of life.

Do you have joy? As I already said it is available to all who know Christ as Savior, but we can also rob
ourselves of it. The quickest and most sure way to rob ourselves of joy is to yield to sin our lives or to
stubbornly move in a direction contrary to God's guidance. Remember, He wants our joy to be full, but
that requires that we abide in Him, which in turn produces the joy. Abiding is not a chore to be
dreaded, but rather it is an honor that is reserved for those who wish to walk with Christ.