For years as an unbeliever I loved to see and wanted to have JOY. Some called themselves Christians and just didn't seem to have any. Were those the prayerless, carnally minded, selfishly inverted, worldly, and disobedient believers?
Now, God is my exceeding joy! But sometimes I too have put it off (prayer and the Word), got distracted, forgot, blew it, and have lost my joy. Hate that.
Doesn't have to be that way. Joy can be restored. Just stop the sinning, re-prioritize, turn, repent and reenter the Lord's rest. By faith nestle rather than strive n uber-wrestle.
O just to be near Him. Man, what beats that? Nothin’! He listens, feels for, and sees. It’s not the presence or absence of a storm or any trials that determine my joy-level. Nope. It’s drawin' near to the Lord that determines it.
Have you taken time to steal away (slip out the door, or into a closet of some sort..) from all and clamor of the crowd to go spend some time with the Lord today?
Please don't forget your time with Jesus. So important. Go for it. #HisPresenceRocks