Inspirational Bible Verses: "In Your Presence is Fulness of Joy"

An inspirational Bible quote that comes from a Messianic Psalm; indeed the apostles quoted it in the book of Acts to talk about Jesus.

From a Psalm of David.

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11

 

You make known to me the path of life;

Earlier in this Psalm, David speaks passionately about the Lord's tender counsel given to him, even in the deep night watches upon his bed. This is usually one of the places we worry the most, as we lay in bed at night and the thoughts of the day come rushing in.

in your presence there is fullness of joy at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

The continual presence of God is the key to everything for the the follower of Jesus Christ. Joseph found success in each of his circumstances because, the text tells us, "The Lord was with him."

Yet more than that, Jesus lived in the continual presence of His Father. He watched to see what the Father was doing at all times and did only what He showed Him. (John 5:19)

Is it possible to live in the continual presence of God? The short answer is, yes. Frank Labauch learned it. So did Brother Lawrence.

I can tell you that the highest joy for me is to learn that Christ really does live in me and I can look up and out to the Father to receive from Him the word I need to hear.

I challenge you to take 5 minutes in a quiet place right now...think only of Jesus, listen to Him, for the voice of the Father....or perhaps take one day where you will concentrate on bringing the mindfulness of the presence of the Lord into each moment...then let me know what happens.

What would your life be like if you could do this all the time....think you can't do it and work too? Brother Lawrence did it in the hustle and bustle of everyday kitchen work everyday. How would it change you? Your relationships? Your walk with the Living God of the Bible?

 

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