Joy Unspeakable

Joy Unspeakable

Years ago, a Scotsman decided to migrate to America to start a new life. He wasn’t rich, so he carefully got together his possessions and sold them.

Clutching the money that represented his entire wealth he decided that he would save as much as he could on food during the ocean voyage in order to have more money on hand when he reached America. He went to a small store and bought a supply of crackers and cheese to get him through his days at sea. But as the voyage progressed the sea air made him very hungry. To make matters worse, the dampness in the air made his cheese hard and his crackers soft.

He was almost desperate with hunger.

The last straw came when he caught the whiff of delicious food on a tray a steward was carrying to another passenger. The hungry man made up his mind that he would have one good, square meal, even though it might take some of his precious money.

He awaited the return of the steward and asked him how much it would cost to go to the dining room and get a dinner. The steward asked the Scotsman if he could see his ticket for the steamship passage. The man showed his ticket, and the steward told him that all meals were included in the price of the ticket.

The poor Scotsman could have saved the money he spent on crackers and cheese; he could have gone to the dining room and eaten as much as he liked every mealtime.

This is a bit like Joy.

Joy is an untapped well in many christians lives – however it is a promised component of every born again believer!  Joy can be ours simply because Jesus lives in our heart, not because our circumstance are agreeable.  Jesus desires that our Joy be full, “these things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:11).

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).

Abounding Joy is yours – TODAY!

Pastor Bledsoe


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