And the Lord would say to you today, “Come up here. Come take a look at your ‘stuff’ from my perception. Come up higher and see a better perspective. When you take a step out of the stuff of your life, you get a clearer view. I want you to come higher and see things in a different way – my way! You will see how different it looks from this new perspective. I don’t want you to get bogged down with the things that steal your joy, but I want you to see things differently so that you keep your joy. Even though it seems impossible at times, make this important decision today. For my joy does not fade, but you have to partner with it to know the benefit of it.
Will you let me show you a whole new way of thinking? Will you trust me in this? I won’t let you fail; I love you!”
Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”