His presence. There are no human words to express the decadent, rich, fulfilling, beautiful, holy, pleasurable presence of God. It makes everything in this world melt away. Only God can flood you with a supernatural peace not dependant on any single circumstance. He assures you that you’re loved by Him. He assures you that He’s in control, and He’s so concerned about every single thing in your life. That we need not worry, because the One who made us is incredibly committed to us. He’s compassionate, and he feels deeply for us. He’s ready to reign down His peace on us the moment we cry out to Him. He loves when we cry out to Him in need and want. It moves him. He is a God who is powerfully moved by our love towards Him.
When He comes and overwhelmingly fills us with his presence, it strengthens us, edifies us, gives us unworldly joy, deepens our hearts to His love, and so much more. A relationship with Jesus isn’t one-way. It isn’t us humans serving a distant God and following rules. Oh no, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. It’s responsive, tender, close, intimate, intertwined, all-consuming, and sweeter than anything. It’s full of love and even divine discipline at times, but always in love. His mission is to grow, shape, strengthen us, mould us more and more into the beauty of Jesus Christ. Preparing us for glory.
Having Him as our God, our Saviour, our Lord, our everything…we can count on knowing that we will never be left alone.
This truth alone floods my whole being with joy. I sometimes can’t contain it! Because I don’t want to be left alone in this uncertain world. I want my Saviour. I want Him more than anything, and having Him, I won’t let Him go for all the riches in the world.
Once you experience the presence of the living, powerful, Almighty God, you will never again look to anything else to be fulfilled. He is it. He is more than enough to give us everything we could ever need.
And He delights in doing this.