Life is filled with changes and responsibilities from home to work or school and many after work activities. However, we should spend more time communicating with the LORD our God. In His presence is fullness of joy. Most of the time, we find it hard to stop from our busy day to day routine to listen to the LORD speak to our soul. The LORD says, we should love Him with all our heart, soul, and mind. Our heart, soul and spirit was created to love and give glory to God our maker. Our soul thirst for our Creator and the need that only He can provide.
The LORD wants to give us His love, joy and peace as we come into His presence. In His presence there is fullness of joy. The LORD is our righteousness and we can rest in His unfailing love for us forever.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” ~ Psalm 46:10
“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
“You in Your mercy have led forth the people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation.” ~ Exodus 15:13
“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” ~ 1 Peter 1:6-7
“Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and gladness are in His place.” ~ 1 Chronicles 16:27
“Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” ~ Colossians 1:11-12
“… Whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith – the salvation of your souls.” ~ 1 Peter 1:8-9
“Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” ~ Isaiah 12:3
“….The joy of the LORD is your strength.” ~ Nehemiah 8:10
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” ~ Romans 15:13
All Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.
By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Moments of Meditation and Spiritual Readings; email: firstname.lastname@example.org