I promised to share with you 31 Promises for Parenting, and if it takes three Octobers, I will do it. Because it’s important to follow through. I tell my kids that, don’t you?
And, because God’s Word is so good, so full of life for those who listen.
We need life, don’t we?
It’s easy to go through the motions, one task to the next. Lack of purpose, little focus and a bit less joy each step of the way.
Maybe that’s just me?
It’s easy to tell when my joy is waning.
And, I look at the world through eyes that don’t see quite enough…
The problem is in my proximity.
Not my proximity to my problems but to the one who solves them.
You see, Psalm 16:11 says, “You will fill me with joy in your presence.”
If I’m not spending time in the presence of the source of my joy, I will run out of it.
So will you.
We need his presence to experience his promises.
We learn patience from our perfect Father. We learn grace from the one who gives it.
All of Psalm 16:11 says:
“You have made known to me the path of life. You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Did you get that? He has shown us the path of life. We know where to go. To him.
The joy comes after we follow the path he’s shown us, after we’ve run to our rock.
And the beautiful thing?
This joy he gives isn’t fleeting like our feelings. It isn’t temporary; it’s eternal.
That’s the source of your joy. That’s the well that won’t run dry.
Drink deep of it today.