“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.” Psalm 16:11
I have found that my relationship with God, just like any love-based relationship, has two essential components…
- Being delighted in God’s presence
- Letting God delight in my presence
This may sound blasphemous or prideful at first glance. What I mean, and what I believe the Biblical narrative reveals to us, is that God is a Father who delights in his children (Zephaniah 3:17). Not that we deserve this affection based on our behavior but that God’s very nature is love and He is a Father who runs to us. When we walk into the room, God’s face lights up with joy! Daily, I aim to practicing a few moments of imagining this kind of Divine interaction. And I believe it helps me trust more fully in God’s loving nature, healing wounds of fear and shame, preparing me to faithfully walk His paths of purpose.
I invite you to do the same.