Some people are only focused on what they will receive when they get to heaven one day, and that everything will be good then, and it will for sure be, but God wants us to have a joyful life here as well.
If we don’t experience this life here and now, we can’t give life to others, either.
God want us to share his love and Good News to others, but we are not able to do that in an effective way if we loose our joy.
In Hebrews12;2:(AMP), it says: ”He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame.”
When I read this sentence before I thought it was only talking about heaven.
I thought: Down here on earth I will only have sorrow and pain, and when I go to heaven one day I can be happy. This is a religious way of thinking which says that we will only achieve joy in heaven one day.
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