Abide in God's Love - That your joy may be full (John 15:9-11)

"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." - John 15:9-11

John 15 is a defining chapter for me. It helped me understand my utter inability apart from God and my fascinating life through Him.

I wish I could say this loud enough. I wish I could say it frequently enough. I wish I could drill a hole in your head and insert this into your brain so I could know you would not miss it.

Abide in God's Love. That your joy may be full.

This took me far far too long to learn. No one beat it into to me. I might have heard it but it just didn't sink in. And now, on this side - knowing what it's like to live a life abundantly - I feel so bad for people who don't get this yet.

Abide in God's Love. That your joy may be full.

There is life. There is life worth living. Worth hoping for. Worth screaming for. Worth fighting for. A battle worth waging and a joy, satisfaction, love, reason, faith, hope, EVERYTHING - in Christ.
And nowhere else.

Abide in God's Love. That your joy may be full.