A Prayer to Expertise Extra of God’s Pleasure Every Day
By Betsy de Cruz
“For you make him most blessed perpetually; you make him glad with the enjoyment of your presence.” – Psalm 21:6
Final weekend, I stumbled upon pleasure in my very own yard. Benefiting from a sunny day, I went out and purchased flowers, forgetting a lot work it will be to plant all the pieces. By the point I completed, my again ached, however I couldn’t cease smiling on the view on the again porch: vivid fuchsia, yellow, and pink blooms in all places. I ignored my aching muscular tissues and thought concerning the spring and summer season pleasure these flowers would convey.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how joyful do you’re feeling in the present day, good friend?
I’d be the primary to confess that typically job stress, a busy schedule, or fear can steal my enjoyment of life, however in Psalm 21, King David jogs my memory of the supply of our pleasure: God’s presence.
I discovered pleasure in my very own yard after just a few hours of laborious work, however we will discover pleasure wherever as a result of God’s presence surrounds us all the time. Nevertheless, we’ve got to be intentional about cultivating gladness in Him. Listed here are three keys to extra pleasure:
Keep in mind God is current with you. What easy issues show you how to step again from the busyness of life to attach with God? I take pleasure in lighting a candle within the morning whereas I drink my espresso or making time for a night stroll. Irrespective of how the day went, I can’t assist however really feel extra pleasure as I see God’s handiwork and expertise His presence via the outside.
Thank God for a way He has blessed you. It doesn’t matter what occurs in the present day, nothing can steal God’s blessings from us. We’re God’s workmanship, His youngsters, and we’ve got the reward of everlasting life, life with God now and perpetually. His blessings encompass us.
Develop your religion with the Phrase of God every morning. David describes his religion like this: “For the king trusts within the Lord, and thru the steadfast love of the Most Excessive he shall not be moved” (Psalm 21:7). Develop your belief in God by studying His Phrase every morning. Even in laborious instances, when discouragement batters our hearts in the course of the day, a minimum of we discover moments of reassurance via studying the Scriptures. They remind us of God’s steadfast love, and that’s purpose sufficient to take pleasure.
I do know a busy day awaits me, however this morning I wish to take time for God’s Phrase to domesticate belief, peace, and pleasure. Earlier than I sprint out the door, I’m going to sneak a peek at my yard and thank God for the flowers. How are you going to take time to domesticate pleasure in the present day?
Be part of me in praying to the Pleasure Giver:
Heavenly Father, you’ve got blessed me and made me glad with the enjoyment of your presence. Forgive me for forgetting your blessings typically and dwelling my life as if you happen to weren’t even there. Lord Jesus, thanks for the considerable life you got here to offer me so I can expertise the enjoyment of fellowship with you in the present day.
Assist me be aware of the nice presents that come to me out of your hand and open my eyes to the proof of your blessing throughout me. Thanks for my household and mates. Thanks for easy blessings just like the dawn every morning, meals on my desk, and a mattress to relaxation in at evening.
Give me a recent consciousness of the enjoyment of understanding you and assist me discover enjoyment of your mercy, love, and faithfulness. Assist me keep current to you in the present day and keep in mind you stroll earlier than me, behind me, and beside me. Fill me along with your Holy Spirit, in order that your pleasure and peace overflow in me.
In Jesus’ title, Amen.
Betsy de Cruz helps overwhelmed ladies take small steps to ask extra of God’s presence and energy into their lives. Join with Betsy to get your free Quiet Time Renewal Guide and different sources at FaithSpillingOver.com. Her e book Extra of God is a distracted girl’s information to extra significant quiet instances. After dwelling within the Center East for 16 years along with her husband and two youngsters, Betsy landed in Texas, the place she nonetheless enjoys ingesting chai with mates.
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