Our Joy

One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.
– Psalm 27:4

As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
– Psalm 42:1-2

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
– Psalm 63:1

It is our joy to spend time with God. 
Not a chore.  Not a duty.  Not another item we have to check off our to-do-list. 
It is a joy.  It is what we seek earnestly.  It is what we thirst for. 
It is the one thing we want more than anything else. 

And it is more than a once-a-day activity.  It is an all-day opportunity. 
To walk in his presence.  To bring our cares to him in prayer. 
To thank him for blessings as they come our way. 
To follow his Spirit’s leading.  To abide in him always. 

It is our joy to spend time with God.

Father, help us to grow in this joy this week for your glory.  Amen.

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1 Response to Our Joy

  1. Mike says:

    Just read the parable of the sower. Tomorrow night I’ll be talking to my guys about how to improve their soil. We absolutely must spend time with God. By doing so we give Him the opportunity to break, pull out and add. By not doing so, the paths get harder and the weeds taller.

    Like the post.

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