Monday, July 19, 2010

Nexus of Joy


I used to be a Trekkie. For those of you not familiar with the term, this is someone who's a big fan of both the Star Trek series and movies (yes, dear readers, I too have an inner geek).

The Nexus of Joy

One of my favorite episodes featured a spatial anomaly called the Nexus of Joy. Without going into too much detail, one of the main characters, Guinan, described it as "being inside joy." It filled any entity present inside of it with an exhilarating sense of euphoria, and anything desired became reality.

I remembered this episode because this week I again had an experience that periodically comes upon me that I likewise term my nexus of joy.  In it, for some unknown reason I suddenly have this unexpected momentary sensation of overwhelming joy, and love and peace seem to flood over me. It doesn't last long, maybe a couple of minutes at the most, but it almost paralyzes me during its duration as the feelings wash over me in waves. Then just as suddenly as it came, it leaves, and a sense of calm, just like after a storm, is left in its wake.

The Power of God's Love

I've always attributed this to the Holy Spirit, it being His way of letting me know that He's there as my life cycles through its ups and downs, that He loves me and cares about what I'm going through, and that He's trying to remind me that in the scheme of eternity everything is going to be alright.

I don't know if you've ever had anything like this happen to you, but I would wish it upon every believer. Feeling God's love is something that almost can't be described in words. It takes you to a different place in your spirit and compels you to want to grow deeper in Him.

May You Too Feel His Love

Today I wish you your own nexus of joy. May you be filled with His peace, His love, His joy, and get to know Him in a way that transcends the routine activity of your walk with Him.

Have you ever experienced your own nexus of joy? Do you feel God's presence in your daily life? How can you get to know Him on a more intimate basis?
"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psalm 16:11, KJV