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90 Days of Prayer – Day Sixty Three
“The Place of A Thousand Pleasures”
“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.”
King David learned early on the blessings of resting in faith. He opens this Psalm with a prayer for safety, and professes that God is his refuge. He goes on to say that he will keep his eyes on the Lord, knowing that in God’s Presence he will receive wise counsel and instructions.
You and I can learn so many things from David’s passionate relationship with God. One of the greatest lessons you will learn is to find your rest in God’s Presence. God becomes your refuge in times of trouble and your shelter from the storms of life. It is here where you will discover the rest of faith putting an end to all your needless struggles for security.
Your mind grows calm and your heart still in God’s Presence. Isaiah learned this lesson and wrote “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” Isaiah 26:3. He had a calm mind and unshakable faith by walking in the Presence of God.
You too will experience the same blessings by making God’s Presence your continual dwelling place. Like David, you will be overwhelmed by the fullness of joy in God’s Presence. Keep in mind that the Hebrew word for Presence means “face.” Now imagine the peace and joy that will flood your soul knowing that God keeps His eyes on you at all times.
You have been redeemed to enjoy intimacy with God and the benefits of His Holy Spirit’s counsel. No struggles to make your way into His Presence, no condemnation awaits you there, only the rest of faith that comes from face to face conversations with Him.
Become accustomed to the Holy Spirit’s counsel as He unfolds to you the way of life that pleases God and blesses you. You will discover that the fullness of joy really is your strength. You will learn as David did in Psalm 21:6, that God has granted you unending blessings and made you glad with the joy of His presence.
So come and make yourself at home in God’s Presence. Let Him show you the path of life. Be secure, be calm, be filled with His joy, and Be Encouraged.
John S. Picarello