Categories: Inspiration

“Up to this time you have not asked a [single] thing in My Name [as presenting all that I AM]; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.” (John 16:24, AMP)

The picture I’ve included with this writing is a picture from our back yard. Before Christmas we put out this joy sign, because of where we live, it quickly got buried in snow and was just able to be seen again about a week ago. My wife took a picture and said, “Our joy sign is coming back.” Of course, that spoke to me and someone needs to hear today, your joy is coming back.

Take a close look at the picture, the snow surrounding the sign is dirty, the trees and shrubs in the background are bare, everything looks frozen, but amid all of that, joy is starting to peak through. Everything in your life may not seem perfect right now. In fact, everything may be falling apart as you read this. But, in the middle of your dirty mess, in the middle of this barren time of your life, I declare that joy is coming back to your life.

This post really goes along with the others from the past few days. What do you need to believe for again? In what area of your life do you need to begin again? Start asking for clear direction. There may be some things you used to believe God for that you’ve given up on. Believe again, ask again, begin again, your joy is coming back!


Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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