Foundation Scriptures Acts 2:17 & Acts 20:24
The Lord always works when His people meet his conditions. The first condition is oneness of mind among the persons who are seeking God's presence. How wonderful unity is within the body of the Lord Jesus Christ! Unity often precedes blessing, and this can be demonstrated over and over again throughout the Bible.
Joy means the perfect fulfillment of that for which we were created and regenerated, not the successful doing of a thing. Our joy, like that of Jesus, should be doing that which we were sent/created to do. Jesus said: "As my Father hath sent ME, even so am I sending you." Have I received a ministry from the Lord? If so, have I been loyal to it, to count my life precious only for the fulfilling of that ministry? Just think of the satisfaction it will be to hear Jesus say: "Well done, good and faithful servant"; to know that you have done what HE sent you to do.
"Lovest thou Me?" Then- "Feed My sheep." There is no choice of service...only the absolute loyalty to Our Lords commission!
Remember how much the Lord Jesus Loves you!