JOY

by surrender884

There is a Lenten program that sends me videos and a discussion section. It is from Dynamiccatholic.com . It has kept focused this Lent. Today’s segment is Complete Joy. Jesus wants his joy in us. In my cubicle at work is a statement I found somewhere, it is just there to remind me everyday, In bold letter it states, “Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you.” There is another one tacked next to it that states, “Let me use my tongue to build up, not tear down, not for evil.”  I realized that to have Jesus’s joy in me my life has to be like his was in the gospel. The prayer at the end of today’s segment says, “Jesus, let me get out of the way so you can fill me with complete joy.

While doing my job today the song, “Redeemed ” by Big Daddy Weave was on the radio. It had been quite awhile since I had heard it aired. The first time I heard it I was sobbing like a baby. Tears of joy from myself being redeemed when I opened myself up to Jesus and his love and forgiveness. Today those tears returned like the first time but, those tears were of joy that I had found by accepting that many times I will stumble and he is there to lift me back up.

May you find complete joy this coming Easter.