2021 08 08

Good morning.


Who in your life brightens up your day? Who brings you joy when you’re around them? Maybe you love being around them because they are funny, kind or encouraging. Regardless of why you enjoy being with them, focus for a second on the feeling you have when you’re in that person’s presence. Spending time with God can bring you an even greater joy than being with this person.


Psalms 16:11 says, "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."


God’s presence gives “abundant joy”. Worship is one of the best ways to experience this type of closeness with God. You can worship God corporately when you gather with other believers. But worshiping God on your own is also important, when it’s just you and God, and no one can see you. It’s necessary for your spiritual health to experience both types of worship in your life.


Our joy reaches new heights when we, together with the Psalmist can say, "Lord , you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. 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 16:5‭-‬6‭, ‬11)