"Here in Your presence we are undone. Here in Your presence heaven and earth become one. Here in Your presence all things are new. Here in Your presence everything bows before You."
How do we come into YOUR presence? How do we find ourselves lifted out of the dreary and into the majestic? Through the reading of the Word - by meditation of the heart - in making a joyful noise to the Lord - by dancing in praise before His throne. And then - YOU will fill us with joy. Straight from YOUR cup, into ours which will spill right over. Joy filling up every little dark corner and pushing out any shadows of doubt. Absolutely full. With joy! Not merely contentment. It's not simple sweet rest. Joy is an active, celebratory state. Joy must be proclaimed from the rooftops. All from being in YOUR presence. YOU have invited us. YOU woo us in. YOU usher us through the gates. Dare we refuse?