#3748 – In Your Presence

Good morning people who come alive in the presence of our great God

Psalm 16:11 NIV 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.

Fulness of joy is in the presence of God, not in circumstances.

Winning that prize, setting that record, achieving those results…these can be great achievements and we can feel incredible happiness, but fulness of joy is in the presence of God.

Fulness of joy is in the presence of God, not in presents from God.

Spiritual gifts, calling, purpose, vision, breakthrough, growth…these can be incredible gifts from God and we can feel incredible happiness and fulfilment as we flourish doing what God empowers us to do, but fulness of joy is in the presence of God.

I’m saying it a lot these days, but I believe it to be true and I feel Father is doing a deeper work in all of us, so let me say it again here:

Fulness of joy is not ‘from God’, it is ‘in God’.

My encouragement to some of us today is this:

Stop chasing things from God, and simply chase God. Seek His face, not His hand. Seek Him…this is where fulness of joy is found.