Have you ever thought about your relationship with God? Maybe you thought about what you’d like it to be. Perhaps you wished that it was awesome like one you saw a pastor have and you’ve wondered if something like that was possible for you too.
Let’s take a look at today’s Bible verse:
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. – Psalm 16:11 (NIV)
God’s presence is something that is for you, just like it was for King David. David describes joy in God’s presence. Wow! What an awesome place to be in where you find joy simply by being with God and being in His presence.
You might not experience that each time you open your Bible, and that’s ok. Just know that it’s possible. Having an exciting real relationship with God is possible for you. But it might take a bit of effort on your part. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not difficult to have a relationship with God, but it is difficult sometimes to keep yourself focused on Him.
With all the distractions and things screaming for our attention, finding joy in God’s presence can feel like it might be impossible. Here’s the thing. Determine to make room in your life for God. It might be two minutes a day before you fall asleep at night. Talk to God, thank Him for your day. Then when you wake up in the middle of the night and run to grab a drink, spend a second asking God to show you something you don’t understand. Each time you make room in your life for God, it makes joy in His presence easier.
Getting to know a new friend takes time and effort, and your relationship with God is no different. The more you practice talking to Him, reading the Word and praying, the easier it will become and the more you’ll find joy in His presence.