You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever. Psalm 16:11 GNT
Spending time with God will show you the path that leads to life, fill you with joy and bring you pleasure. Who wouldn’t want this? Yet so many of us allow our own agenda to dictate the time we sit before the Lord. If you’re needing answers in life, you’ll never find them from people, only from God.
Don’t be so consumed with life that you forget the life giver. You may not hear the answer right away, you may not even hear the answer you want, but what you will hear is the voice of your loving Father directing you through the maze you’re in, one step at a time.
I have found that pleasure in His presence and there’s no place I’d rather be. If I could, I would just sit here for hours, never leaving, ever. But as I’ve consistently done this over the years, I’ve found it’s not about a place or set time, it’s about being aware that His presence never leaves me because—–He’s in me.
Having that awareness has caused me to hear His whisper in the car, at the store, mowing my yard and even while I’m at work. And good news, He’s no respecter of persons. If you’ll tune in, you will hear. God loves to have fellowship with you, that’s the whole reason He created you in the first place.
The key to hearing is learning to listen with my heart, not your head. There’s not much in my head that has value apart from God. I feel He’s the missing ingredient in some of the stupid things I do. There are times I think, “Wow, that would have gone differently if I’d just asked the Holy Spirit first.” But in my hurry to get something done I have completely missed it at times.
Father, forgive me for racing away, being anxious, thinking wrong thoughts. Help me to focus on You and Your Word in all I do and say. And Lord, may You find pleasure in Your time with me as much as I find pleasuring in You. Amen