“Sickness comes from lack of joy; healing comes from joy.” ~Rebbe Nachman of Breslow
I got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, down in my heart, down in my heart! I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, down in my heart to stay, WOOF!
Wow what a cool topic for me to take back up my blogging career, this time as an angel dog – I’m Shadrach the Neo Mastiff, just in case you didn’t know that which would shock me bepaws I’m famous on here since I was the primary blogger while I was alive on earth! Anyway, I’m excited to share JOY with you bepaws when you live in heaven, that’s all there is humans: JOY. PEACE. LOVE. RIGHTEOUSNESS. Bepaws we’re in the presence of God always! That said, did you know that you can have heaven on earth too? Yep, it’s biblical!
For doubters just a side note before I DIG in, we animals DO go to heaven. Jesus rides on HORSES not Humvees. He created us FIRST for HIS pleasure.
Well let me tell you a few things about JOY and then you can DIG in so you can know this truth and be free, WOOF! Also KNOW that there will be essential oils mentioned bepaws I’m the one who got Mom to start using them in the first place. Okay now that we have everything in order, let’s DIG into the topic a bit – and dogs can DIG deep! I like to dig even now – we get to dig in heaven. Try doing it on earth and you may just discover TRUTH.
Last month, as in February (we don’t have time in heaven), God was sending messages to Mom on the regular about Joy. He sent them to her in devotional emails, in scripture verses that came up in conversations with her prayer group, even in songs – my favorite! Jesus even visited her in a very short dream – He likes to do that with humans, especially more and more now. Anyway, in the dream He was sitting real close to Mom, then He poured out some Joy oil and was anointing her with it. Mom woke up crying because she was so moved by that. Schatzie has a story on the “fragrance of God” that she’ll share with you soon. I’m happy to have her sharing heaven with me. We talk about Mom a lot – I know she talks about us a LOT too!
Okay I digress, back on topic…the month of February is when humans think of Valentine’s Day, joy, beauty, peace, love. Did you know those ALL point to the Anointed One? JESUS. It’s VERY evident here humans, VERY. Which makes me joyful bepaws it’s always joyous here! Understand I can’t go to a level that maybe some humans either need or want, but the Truth is, Jesus IS the Joy. He is the Truth. It’s very simple – things aren’t complicated here like on earth. It’s just beautiful. The sounds are beautiful and harmonious. The scents are divine too! Since dogs are good at digging I’ll do the best I can on this topic of Joy.
Did you know that Joy can also mean trials? As in hard times? Why would that be? Humans misunderstand this part a lot bepaws no one wants to go through trials or pain ever, but we animals are much more adapted to that by our very nature. We endure it far better too I might add. You see, humans relate everything to circumstances – that if those aren’t always perfect then they must’ve done something wrong or “opened a door” to trials and temptations. Well humans, guess what? That’s the nature of a fallen world. Plus, God didn’t say that you wouldn’t have trials or persecutions. No Jesus said in the world you WILL have those things but to be of good CHEER (Joy isn’t a feeling in other words but a place of BEING in Him) bepaws He has overcome the world, YAY! That goes pretty deep humans so I’ll just keep going…we may have to DIG into that deeper in another post okay?
Whew, I’m glad I’m here now even though I miss Mom and Dad, I know I’ll get to see them again, WOOF – that is JOY too humans! How do I know I’ll see them again? Bepaws not all humans get to come to heaven but not bepaws God doesn’t want them to, they just decide it’s not for them by not believing Jesus and receiving the redemption He purchased for them with His blood. I know Mom and Dad believe and follow Him! I helped them with that a LOT if I must say so myself.
Let me share a few scripture verses with you – I think dogs exemplify this the best, especially those who have been abused and then rescued like ME! The caps are all mine bepaws I like to point out BIG things in a BIG way, hehe. I’m BIG too – which isn’t about joy except I like being BIG! Word to the wise humans, ALL of these are good, but not all will be easy to receive:
- My brethren, count it all JOY when you fall into various trials... ~James 1:2, NKJV
- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness… ~Galatians 5:22
- Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great JOY which will be to all people”. ~Luke 2:10
- These things I have spoken to you, that My (Jesus) JOY may remain in you, and that your JOY may be full. ~John 15:11
- …looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the JOY that was set before Him endured the cross. ~Hebrews 12:2
There are MANY more verses on Joy! MANY!
Mom said that the first thing that always comes to her mind when she hears or thinks of the word joy is, “the joy of the Lord is my strength” – something she recites daily. The actual scripture verse is, “Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength“. ~Nehemiah 8:10 (Holy means “set apart; dedicated to)
Did you know that the Joy of the Lord has power to transform you inside humans? With all the fear, despair and uncertainty in the human world right now, I think that’s a grrrreat thing, don’t you? So that means Joy is the real protection you need, not that other thing that is more like a snake bite. Okay I won’t go there THIS time, but believe you me I WILL go there humans sooner or later bepaws I hate that snake, WOOF! Joy is God’s open door to His freedom – freely given even now. Remember the dream Mom had okay? It was one of those early morning, short but intense dreams humans have as I said before. We dogs do too but we can’t tell you about those…but you could find out in heaven hehe.
The Bible is our road map and guide to a depth of beauty in our relationship with God that is almost inexplicable. Many verses act as signposts to finding that joy. And when you experience that joy even in the face of sorrow or uncertainty, there is simply nothing like it. It is truly a mystery—a gift from God. —Shaunti Feldhahn
I hope that helps you a lot humans. Mom uses the Joy oil to raise her vibrational frequencies to be in tune with the Joy of Jesus.
That’s all for this time – I made quite an entrance didn’t I with this LONG post, but I hope you got the whole meaning behind it. Here’s an article for you to check out to learn more if you want to keep learning about Joy:
But remember, the best place to learn about it is in the Bible and in your personal time with the Lord. He’s SO awesome I can tell you, WOOF! I have lots of fun with Him!! And just for the record, don’t misunderstand His statements about dogs in the Bible – we’ll all be doing some explaining on that in coming posts too. You have to DIG deeper humans! Always! Ask Mom, I used to dig tunnels hehe!
So remember to have a PAWSitively, tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day humans, WOOF!
Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the DOGgone Truth podcast. Copyright 2005- 2022 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of any possible products discussed in this article.
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