I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. —III John 4

            It does bring great joy to know my own physical children or spiritual children are walking in truth. We have four children, grown now and married, but nothing brings greater joy to know they are being faithful to Jesus. So it is true of our seven grand-daughters. It would bring such great joy to know that they all are living for the Lord. Regardless of the careers they have or anything else— the greatest joy is that they would be walking with Jesus. That is true success!

            So to it brings great joy to know that those who heard the gospel from me and called on the Lord Jesus are walking in truth. What honor and glory our Lord gets when people are trusting in Him and being faithful to Him. It is said of Jesus— “For the joy set before him he endured the cross” (Hebrews 12:2). He endured the cross for the joy of knowing that many would call on Him and follow Him.   We are also told that “there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents” (Luke 15:7).   Yes, there is joy in Jesus and joy in those following Jesus!

Dear Father I look forward to the joy of all those who love You to be in heaven with Jesus one day where there will always be joy. Until then may I be faithful in serving You that others might know this joy in Jesus. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it.

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