“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore…rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” (Ps. 16:11; 1Pet. 1:8,9).
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life…That which was from the beginning…In the beginning was the Word…In him was life; and the life was the light of men…the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world…as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God… Then spake Jesus…I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life…And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1John 1:1a; John 1:1,4,9,12,13; 8:12; 1John 5:11,12).
“…in thy presence is fullness of joy…pleasures for evermore…And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”(1John 1:4-7).
Where fellowship with God exists there is fullness of joy, a hope that cannot be extinguished by the darkness we are walking through or that surrounds us. The only thing that can dim that hope is the darkness we allow to reign in our hearts.
“God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1Cor. 1:9.
“…ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord…did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the Scriptures… The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth… he be not far from every one of us.… To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory… I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”( Lu.24:32; Ps. 145:18; Acts 17:27; Col. 1:27; Gal. 2:20)
“..rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls…That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” 1John 1:3.
Jesus came to restore the fellowship Adam had with the Lord in the garden, to give us access to the Father, drawing near to Him, walking and talking with Him. In His presence is fullness of joy and pleasure forevermore. Maybe you have lost joy in your journey. Maybe you just want more of Him. Jesus invites you to sweet communion. He is near, even at the door.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev. 3:20.
What is your answer? Fullness of joy is found in opening the door.