It cannot be taken, don’t give it away

What is Jesus saying personally to me today – It cannot be taken, don’t give it away

When God the father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit enters our hearts and comes to our  concious awareness, that cannot ever be taken away by another person or experience. It is the million moments of choice that we have in our lives where we react to others and experiences that lead us one way or another. One way to retain this joy, the other to give it away. Our joy cannot be taken away, Jesus says this much, its only us that can give it away. This is a statement about how much power we actually have and we don’t even know it and perhaps a warning not give our power away to easily.

Thank you for Speaking to me Jesus

How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?

At times during this week I have given my power and joy away. I have given it to negative experiences, the tiredness , to the battles going on, to others and are empty. Right now, this very moment, I have a choice, the choice of Jesus or the world and I choose the presence of Christ. I reclaim the power I have given away and turn inwards to see my joy and peace in the one that lives within me and loves me perfectly. I might have to repeat this!

Prayer:

Lord,
Thank you for your reminder of the power you have given me by living within me.
Help me not to give it away and at the moments of choice may I choose you.
I choose you right now.
I see you
Amen

John 16:20-23

Jesus said to his disciples:
‘I tell you most solemnly,
you will be weeping and wailing
while the world will rejoice;
you will be sorrowful,
but your sorrow will turn to joy.
A woman in childbirth suffers,
because her time has come;
but when she has given birth to the child she forgets the suffering
in her joy that a man has been born into the world.
So it is with you: you are sad now,
but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be full of joy,
and that joy no one shall take from you.
When that day comes,
you will not ask me any questions.’