Today I speak to you, “Joy.” Joy, pure and simple. Joy, strong and sturdy. This is one of My greatest treasures, and when received, it is unspeakable and unsurpassed.
Many are the trials you have been going through, and many have been the difficult lessons. Now is the time for you to receive your reward. A mere glimpse of what awaits you is enough—enough to renew your strength, enough to fan your fire, enough to make you hunger for more. This is the intimacy I long to give, but only to those who are willing to suffer the way.
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” Blessed are you who dwell with Me, persistently pursuing Me, despite all obstacles. Blessed are you who face the fire and are willing to walk through it. Blessed are you who receive My joy to overflowing. How the world needs you! How your brothers and sisters need you!
Go out now, empowered in Who I am. Can your sight be more clear? Can it be more focused than it is now? Ah — yet so much more awaits you. But to get to the end, you have to make a beginning. Rejoice now, for you are only scratching the surface, My friend.
“He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.” (John 3:29)
Further References: Psalm 51:1-8, 87:7; Isaiah 43:1-7; Jeremiah 33:10-11;
Matthew 25:20-21; Hebrews 12:12
©2005 Masterpiece of the Wilderness, Deanna Deering