90 Days of Prayer – Day Twenty Six
“In the Atmosphere of Heaven”
“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.”
It is the atmosphere of heaven, the place where the temporal and the eternal meet, the place where love and beauty dwells, where perfect wisdom and knowledge flows, it is the very Presence of God. In His presence is life, and all that is the way it is meant to be, He is Life itself. He is love, He is light, and just being with Him fills you with peace and joy unspeakable. He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and He is everywhere. Is it any wonder that the Psalmist would say; “How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” – Psalm 84:1-2 – Of course not.
When you are in God’s manifest Presence you are in perfect reality, the place where the air of heaven meets earth. I’ve always wondered how it is that so many who call themselves Christians could be bored with life, and have no desire to spend regular time alone with God. My first encounter with God’s Presence invading my space filled me with such awe that I could hardly wait to be alone with Him again. The first time I encountered His voice speaking to my heart, I was “forever ruined for what is ordinary.” I read that once and wondered what the author meant…until I experienced the same thing myself.
Make time alone with God your highest priority and dwelling alone in His Presence listening for His voice your aim in life. Living close to Him will change you until you too will say with King David “You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Be much alone with God, and Be Encouraged!
John S Picarello