Monday, October 10, 2011

Still in Your presence

"You will fill me with joy in your presence." The opposite then is that outside your presence there is not the same guarantee. Of course, He causes His rain to fall on both the righteous and the unrighteous, so surely there is still blessing outside His presence, but I would venture a guess that joy remains elusive. Without the context of His presence I wouldn't doubt that a thrill may be accompanied by uncomfortable question, or shame, or even fear. Standing face to face with God's majestic creation, yet un-acknowledging of Him, breeds awful dischord and disconnect. Instead, with each breath, with each question, with each discovery we ought to step into His presence and let our minds be still and know that He is God. Then all that remains is to breathe in His joy. He will fill us. We will know His joy. It's not a question of whether His presence will envoke love - it's a done deal. The joy is there.

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