Through our day to day activity we often become bogged down with routines, activities, surprises, unplanned situations, and interruptions that can just drain us both mentally and physically. With the schedule that I keep with work, school, my business, extracurricular activities, and other things (sad thing I can’t say church activities but I am believing God), I sometimes feel drained mentally, physically, and spiritually. We become tired of everyone and everything… and our fuel levels are low. (Am I the only one?) But as I sat in my car with tears streaming down my face… tired and confused, God spoke to me. He said “I will give you the FULLNESS of Joy”
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.
As I meditated on Psalms 16:11, God reminded me that it is in HIS presence that we experience the fullness of JOY. I have read this scripture before, I believe we have even meditated on Psalms 16 previously, but I thank God that he brought this scripture to my remembrance on that day. As I sit and write on today, I realize that nothing about my schedule has changed! Matter fact I will be 30 years old next year and I have been in school non- stop since I was in Preschool (you do the math it’s not my subject of choice), so school is not the problem. Work is not the problem, my business is not the problem, and the extracurricular activities are not the problem… My problem is that I, Monica Elizabeth Jackson, have NOT been spending time in GOD’s PRESCENCE. (I wanted to delete that previous sentence)
It’s the truth, and John 8:32 says, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (I declare that I am FREE). Reading my meditations and journal every morning has become routine, my prayer has become rehearsed, and more and more I see the BC Monica easing her way back into my life. (catch up…Before Christ). I don’t know maybe I am the only one who have been cutting corners and spending less time with God. Giving Him that Religion Time and not Relationship Time! I know this is not everyone… but be honest with yourself on today! And when we finished praying… spend some quality time with GOD!
Remember when you could balance it all with a smile on your face and people were confused at how you keep it together… Well God is waiting to fill you up with the Fuel you will need on the journey called life. Get in his Presence… He misses you!
God once again I come to you asking that you forgive me of my sins. Forgive me for everything that I have done, said, and thought that was not pleasing and acceptable to you Lord. We Cry Out to you on today. God, I know that we have rejected spending time with you for foolishness and we recognize our wrong. God in your presence is where we long to be on today and for the rest of our lives. In your presence is the Fullness of JOY; and we pray that you restore the joy back into our lives. Thank you, God for loving us and protecting us. You are an awesome God a forgiving God. Teach us to be more like you. In Jesus Name I Pray Amen and Thank God!
In His Presence,
I love you all and keep praying for me!