Faith, Peace, Love, and Joy all work and build on each other throughout Advent to help us prepare the way for a re-birth of Christ-Consciousness within. Faith brings us to the present moment of choice. I choose peace. Peace opens the door to Love. I am Love. Love expresses during this season of birth and newness as JOY! Joy is an aspect of God that affirms our specialness in unity and oneness with All That Is.
Some of my favorite quotes on JOY from Unity’s 2018 Advent booklet, A World of Hope, are:
From the Editor, “Joy is a divinely inspired attitude I take with me into every experience of my life.”
Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. – John 16:23-24
From the Revealing Word, “…joy is the happiness of God expressed through humankind. Because I am God’s living expression, joy is my birthright, part of my nature.”
This Sunday we will surround ourselves with the experience of the Joy of God, or at least the expression of desire for It. We have been doing the work that needs to be done, and now is the time to reap the harvest of joy in our hearts.
Help us welcome Steve Sterling as he shares an amazing meditation in the Sunday Service for our final preparation to receive Joy and know ourselves in Christ-consciousness. Come be blessed by one another by showing up ready to hold the Highest for your brothers and sisters and ready to receive these blessings.
In Faith, Peace, Love, & Joy,
Toni King, Spiritual Advisor