In His Presence is Fullness of Joy

Psalm 16:11 (Amplified Bible)
You will show me the path of life;
in Your presence is
fullness of joy,
at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 22:3 (American King James Version)
But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel.

Psalm 22:3 (Amplified Bible)
But You are holy, O You Who dwell in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].

Psalm 100:4 (New International Version)
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and
his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

Nehemiah 8:10 (New International Version)
…for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

What’s the secret to joyful heart living and to having fullness of joy?

According to the Scriptures listed above, we obtain fullness of joy from being in the presence of God. And we enter into the presence of God by praising Him. And when we have joy, then we also have strength.

So, whenever I am feeling less than joyFUL, or am feeling weak or am facing something difficult and need more strength, I stop what I am doing and begin to praise God. Sometimes it may take awhile for me to get my mind to quit thinking about everything else and just focus on HIM, but before long, I can feel His presence and my joy returns, along with strength.

Isn’t it great to know that we have the power to enter into the presence of Almighty God whenver we want to?

I found a really interesting blog post on the subject of “God inhabits the praises of His people,” where the author of the blog says that as he was pondering and questioning that scripture that God spoke to him and said, “Praise me and see if I show up.”
You can read the full story at ScriptureandLife.blogspot.com

And I would also encourage you to praise God and see if he shows up.
Then leave me a comment about your experience.

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