Have you had your JOY JUICE today? We’ve talked a lot this week about BEING STILL before God. That means simply finding time during the day away from distractions to “practice the presence” of God, as Brother Lawrence wrote.
Why is this so important? I think that Psalm 16:11 gives us a beautiful, clear explanation. David wrote: “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” You can sense from these words that when David wrote this Psalm, his heart was glad. He had found the secret to true joy. Happiness is temporary because it is based on what is “happening”….our external circumstances; but JOY is lasting because it is based on God’s presence within us.
You see, if we will be still long enough to spend time with God, He will guide us down our “path of life”…and we will receive the blessing of JOY and contentment along that path. As a part of our daily routine, let’s make it our prayer that He “fill us with joy in His presence”.
Do you want to know “the path of life” God has for you? Open His Word, seek His wisdom and be filled with His joy! We can look forward to the eternal pleasures He has waiting for us as His children. Come on! Let’s go share that truth with everyone we meet today!