1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy
The 'him' here is Jesus.
I got to thinking about this verse-- I know Jesus. I believe in Jesus... but am I filled with 'inexpressible and glorious joy'?
I know a man... Every time you ask him how he is, he says something positive about how the Lord has blessed him. You can tell beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.
Me? Well, the other day I wasn't happy with my husband. He called and I didn't get to the phone in time so the answering machine picked up. It recorded a few minutes of our conversation..
I sounded like someone had shot my puppy. I was short with him; sounded defeated; sounded angry; like something horrible had happened.
I don't even remember what I was upset over---
Wow, what a wake up call (literally)!
I had no idea I was talking to him like that. I got to thinking about how I talk to others without realizing it.
How would you fair if someone taped you without you knowing it? Would you be showing your joy in Jesus or would you sound like a grumpy old troll?...
God Bless You,
Linked with: On Your Heart Tuesday