“This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” -1 John 1:5
If you want to have fellowship and fullness of joy, your life must be emptied of everything that is false and impure.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Key to Fellowship” from 1 John 1:5)
You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. -Psalm 16:11
If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. -C.S. Lewis in The Weight of Glory