And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
Mark 8:34-36 NASB
May we always remain...rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
Romans 12:12-13 NASB
With and in Him, there is always hope!!!
How can I say that I found His words and ate them, and that they have become the joy and rejoicing of my heart, just as did Jeremiah in verse 15:16?
Well that answer is in my experience... its description reflects exactly what his expressed experience conveys, so accurate in fact, that it leaves me wanting more. Oh how sweet and satisfying it is to have found this banquet of divine nutrition.