Intimate, closely-tied connections to joy… from Jesus Christ, lover of my soul.
John 15:9 -12
“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.”
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
“In that day you will ask (inquire) nothing of me. Truly , truly, I say to you, whatever you ask (petition) of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
“Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Abiding… obeying, asking… receiving; that your you may be full.