You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence. Acts 2:28
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Beloved let me share with you what God has laid on my heart today. As I was preparing for work today, I heard the Holy Spirit speaking into my spirit. Be a presence chaser! Now that got me thinking. What does it mean to be a presence chaser? As I started looking for scripture regarding the presence of the Lord, the reason for this became very clear to me.
The Lord desires for us to come into His presence, to sit with Him and be restored, refreshed and renewed. Someone once said that you will always find first hand revelation in the presence of the Lord. Yes! We can have a new word of revelation directly from the throne room of the Lord God every day! I can honestly say from personal experience that every time I would go into the presence of the Lord, I was indeed restored!
There are many books we can read, and many articles with steps to follow in order to get a fuller life in Christ Jesus. But sometimes we get so busy looking for answers and restoration in all the wrong places. And I am not talking about reading your bible here! That is the Word of God, read your bible more that anything! God has got so much more for us in His presence beloved. He knows our every need, sees our tears and hears what our hearts are longing for. In His presence you will find times of refreshing (Act 3:20) gladness (Act 2:28) fullness of joy (Ps 16:11) and pleasures forevermore (Ps 16:11)
Nothing you can read in any book, or any article can even come close to being in the presence of the Lord every day. And the amazing thing is, His presence goes with you everywhere you go. Moses spent a lot of time in the presence of the Lord God, and he certainly knew that there was nothing on earth that could compare to that. In Exodus 33 The Lord said to Moses that they could go into the promised land, but God would not go with them. But Moses said to the Lord in verse 15 “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. This man of God knew that he would be lost without the presence of the Almighty God.
Beloved I want to encourage you today to become a presence chaser! Seek the presence of God above all else in your life. He promised in His word that if we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us! James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
God Bless You!