“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11, NKJV.
In one of my favorite songs, the chorus simply says, “Your presence is heaven to me”.
I’ve been in the presence of a lot of people, but no one’s presence gives a fullness of joy like the Lord. It can’t be found in the things we can acquire. It’s not found in the sports we watch. It’s not found the wife we have. His word says that in HIS presence is the fullness of joy, a complete joy!
How do you get into God’s presence? It is the same as it is naturally with a person–come to Him with no agenda. One way to come before Him is with heartfelt praise because He inhabits the praises of His people (see Psalm 22:3). He dwells in your praise. Also, anytime you come honestly and humbly in prayer before Him, the Lord will meet you there.
God is real, and so is a tangible experience of Him. Wherever you are, whether you’re going through a trial, or you are weary, the presence of God will refresh your soul. Seek His Presence today.
Prayer: Father, I praise You! I come before You with no agenda. In Your presence there’s fullness of joy! I desire to experience Your presence today. Fill my cup Father and refresh me. Lift everything that is heavy, and before You I am reminded of the victory I have in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Hebrews 4:16, Matthew 11:28, Romans 5:1-2