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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Stoked and the Joy of the Lord


No matter how long you’ve been surfing whenever you catch a wave you can’t help but be stoked. I was as stoked the first time I road a wave as I was when I road down my first line. Words can’t describe what it actually means or feels like to be stoked on riding a wave.

In a similar way spiritually, words can’t really express what it feels like to experience the joy and delight of the Lord. However, this is a spiritual reality that you can and should experience for yourself personally. I can remember how incredible I felt when God first came into my life! It was the shizzle dizzle! This is not a distant reality, I am as full of God’s joy now as I was then. God wants for you to experience his joy and peace in your life today.

John Piper said it best, “God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in him.” God is glorified when we take joy and delight in him. The bible tells us to, “Delight your self in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4). The key to finding and abiding in God’s joy. The joy of the Lord can only be found in God Himself. For it is in His presence that we receive the fullness of joy. (Psalm 16:11).

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7:41 PM  
Anonymous Rimca said...

Interesting to know.

11:58 PM  

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