John 15:11 Verse of the Day 10/22/13
This verse is located in the middle of Jesus’ words of comfort to his disciples regarding the vine and its branches. Jesus has grafted his people into his body in order that our joy may be full. He characterizes the Christian life as one of service to God, not out of obligation, but out of the joy that results from gratitude for what He has done.
Christian obedience involves both self-surrender and sacrifice, and yet Jesus says that it leads to joy. As you pray, ask the Lord to fill your heart with gratitude for what He has done for you in order that you might serve Him joyfully.