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Delighting in the Lord

"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." Psalm 16:11 (NIV)

 

This verse highlights the joy and fulfillment that come from being in the presence of God, as well as the assurance of guidance along life's journey. It emphasizes the deep satisfaction and lasting joy found in God's presence, which surpasses any temporal pleasures. Our response to that joy is manifested in our service to His Kingdom and our love for others.


Enjoying the presence of God can be a deeply personal and enriching experience. People often find this through prayer, meditation, worship, or simply spending quiet time in contemplation. It's about connecting with something greater than oneself and feeling a sense of peace, love, and guidance. Whether it's in nature, in a sacred space, or within the community of believers, the presence of God can be felt in various ways by different people. It's a beautiful journey of faith and spirituality that brings joy and fulfillment to many.

 

We learn to Cherish His promises and seek His rewards, not simply because we want more from Him, but because we desire more of Him as we dwell in His presence. Ultimately, God and His kingdom are our treasure once we experience the beauty of His holiness and delight in the sacredness of His presence.

 

When we become consumed by His Spirit, we become fully committed to His purposes and determined to walk in His will. Then we can fully understand that God blesses us so that we can be a blessing to others. He does not give us more wealth primarily to increase our standard of living, but to increase our standard of giving. It is then we can truly say, for me to live is Christ, and to die is but a gain. (Philippians 1:21).


Questions for Personal Reflection

What does it mean to delight in the Presence of God?

What are the benefits of delighting in the Presence of God?


Prayer

Blessed Lord, I thank you for the sweet fellowship of your Holy Spirit and for giving me access to your presence through Prayer. May your Spirit renew and refresh me this day in every way so I can be your instrument of love and agent of righteousness to the world.

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