His Presence Is Home Part 3. There Is Fullness Of Joy.

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"You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Psalms 16:11 NKJV

Joy is a very important human emotion. A joyful heart is like medicine to your flesh. The joy of the Lord in you generates incredible strength. Sadness and depression dries up the bones. Stress and anxiety is not good for your health, spirit, soul and body.

Because joy is so important to the human soul, many have attempted to search for it in wrong places. From alcohol to weird sex, to drugs, to riches, man is looking for joy. The Bible is clear where unending, pure joy can be mined- right in the presence of God.

The joy the Lord gives you is full, wholesome and real. When we come into His presence, to not have joy is abnormal.  David knew the effect of God's presence, "Glory and honour are in his presence; Strength and gladness are in his place." (1 Chronicles 16:27 KJV).

The presence of God is what the Bible also terms the "right hand of God". Jesus has appeared in the presence of God for us and is now sitting at His "right hand". And the Bible says that there are pleasures evermore at His right hand.

Pleasure is a gift from God. Our senses were made to enjoy pleasure. God created tasty food, scintillating sex, beautiful scenery, and all kinds of comforts we have so we can enjoy pleasure. 

You remember Sarah at her old age wondered how she and her husband Abraham could "have pleasure" when God said she would be pregnant? You know what? God restored pleasure and they produced a son by the name of Isaac (Genesis 18:12). It's amazing to see God interested in our enjoyment of married sex life.

Child of God, the gospel of grace says that we are seated with Christ in the heavenly places at the right hand of God. We are in His presence right now in Christ Jesus.

Therefore joy is your portion. Pleasure is also your portion. Paul could not have said "Rejoice in the Lord, again I say, rejoice"  if it was not so (Philippians 4:4). You have every reason to shout because Christ in you is the hope of glory fulfilled in you.

Rejoice for your sins have been taken away. Rejoice for your diseases were carried away by the Lamb of God. Again I say to you rejoice because God has given you eternal life in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah.

The joy of the Lord is in my heart because I live in His presence everyday.

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