About a year and a half ago, the Lord sent a wise woman of God into my life who encouraged me to sit quiet before Him and ask Him this question: “What does Your joy for my life look like, Jesus?” Sitting quietly is not an easy thing for me, especially in prayer. Yet, it is necessary. Listening is key in any healthy communication – especially in prayer. The reward is being able to clearly hear what is being said, even if the things you hear are hard to take in – like, the Cross being the catalyst for Jesus’ joy.
Having a desire for His way to saturate our mind and ooze out of every corner of our being is a good thing. May we pray for His truth to entertain our thoughts and direct our decisions. And, when we are tempted to go in our own way, may He help us to remember through endurance and obedience blessings are found. Oh that we would keep the vision of the Cross (His joy) in the forefront of our minds! May we be humbled and surrendered unto Him, looking for His version of joy and not our own.