"I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father's commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!" ~ John 15:9-11, NLT
For more than three years, My disciples experienced the joy of being in the center of My love. On the night of My arrest, they realized I would be leaving them to return to My Father. They were devastated at the thought that they would no longer be able to experience My love and care. I told them they could remain in My love by doing what I did to remain in My Father's love. I remained in the Father's love by keeping His commands. My disciples could remain in My love by keeping My commands. Child, the same is true for you. If you will learn My commands and keep them, you will remain in My love, My joy will flow into you, and your joy will overflow to others. If you are not filled with My joy, it's because you are not remaining in My love. Remain in My love by keeping My commands, and My joy will fill your heart. I promise!
"I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them." ~ John 17:13
~from "Jesus Speaks" by Steven K. Scott