Sunday, December 17, 2017

Joy * Advent Whispers

JOY


As the Father has loved Me, 
so have I loved you.
Now remain in My love.

If you obey My commands,
you will remain in My love,
just as I have obeyed My Father's commands
and remain in His love.

I have told you this so that My joy 
may be in you and 
that your joy may be complete.
~  John 15:9 - 11  ~

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#ADVENTPHOTO2017




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joyful, joyful
we adore Him

18 comments:

  1. Obeying the Father seems like such a simple task, doesn’t it? But when I read my joy is complete in Jesus, I know I want to do what it takes to have that joy,

    Bless8ngs on your Sunday,

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    1. I hear you, Mary. There's joy in obedience ... and that's not always the way we view following His commands, is it.

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  2. That our joy may be complete . . . Thank you, Jesus!
    Blessings, Linda!

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  3. Enjoying your whispers and His words, friend. Blessings on your Sabbath!

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    1. It's been a beautiful day, hasn't it ...

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  4. Love the picture and love the series. Wish I was doing that.

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    1. I'm glad you're here with us today!

      ;-}

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  5. Still here, but it hurts so much.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-dying-spouse-426-caregivers-open.html

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    1. You're showing us all how to be overcomers, victors, fighters, Andrew. Each day you're impacting people right and left ... despite the pain.

      May you and Barb sense God's comfort in the midst of the battle, friend, even as you read this reply.

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  6. I pray we still know joy in the midst of the worst!
    Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. Amen, Lulu. Happiness is oh so fleeting.

      Joy, that fruit of the Spirit, remains as He continues to define who we are.

      What a wonderful God we serve!

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  7. Sweet and joy-filled picture and advent verse!

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    1. I like the kids to 'have at' the tree! None of them is around this year so it's filled with my grandma's fragile ornaments instead.

      Either way? Beautiful ...

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  8. This photo absolutely captures my heart, Linda. I love hearts. :) And I especially love how your granddaughter is taking it in. The verse, too, is so comforting. Thank you for all these Advent whispers! Love and hugs to you!

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    1. She was entranced ... and I was, too!

      ;-}

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