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“I have told you this that you might be filled with My joy. Yes, that your joy might overflow!”
Shoichi Yokoi was a Japanese soldier who fought in the Second World War. That war, of course, ended in 1945, but no one told Shoichi.
This Japanese soldier sensed the change in the war in 1944, when the Allied forces began to get the upper hand in the South Pacific combat. He sought refuge in a cave on the island of Guam. He was afraid that, if captured, he would be immediately executed by Allied Commandos.
28 years later Shoichi Yokoi was still living in that cave from which he emerged only in the dark of night. His diet consisted of creatures such as frogs and rats, along with nuts and mangos. By this time he’d figured out that the war must be over. He’d seen leaflets scattered through the jungle. Yet still he feared for his life and continued to hide.
Finally, he was found by two hunters who convinced the Japanese soldier that he was safe and they helped him emerge from hiding. Soon, he was free with better clothes to wear, a much more varied and appealing diet, and the comforts of home and friends. All advantages he might have enjoyed for most of the last three decades.
Sadly, too many Christians live like that old soldier, hiding in the darkness when they can live in all the joy and abundance that Christ offers us. A new kind of life really is available to those who know and seek God.
Do you know God’s joy? You cannot manufacture joy within yourself. It comes from God even in the midst of the challenges of real life. Today, seek God’s face, because joy only comes from an intimate relationship with him.
Because God is a Personal Spirit, I will seek intimate fellowship with him.
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