You complete me. It is as if saying “I can’t live without you.” We usually hear this said in the romantic sense, but can you picture out saying this to God? Have you realized how much your life can be in a mess without God in it? Have you taken a moment to reflect that without God nothing in your life would be meaningful or peaceful? Honestly and objectively ponder about your life and you will realize that the very air you breath and the very time you so struggle to manage is never controlled by you. At this time of my life, I have realized, how much I need God to live in peace, to live with meaning, and to live with content. I just could not picture out living and enjoying life without God. I need His presence and I need His leading or else I will be in a mess. I praise God as King David’s praise to God, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11.
To be in God’s presence is the best place you could ever be. “For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.” – Psalm 84:10. There is such blessedness, such wonder, such peace, and life in the presence of God. It is like a treasure uncompared to be in His presence that the Psalmist was able to say, “Lord, I would rather be with you than be in the best places in this world or be in an opulent mansion of the wicked.” To be with God is priceless. If you are given options of the best and most beautiful places where to stay, you would choose God’s presence as the only best place. That is loving God’s presence. You take pleasure to be with God. You take great delight to study His Word and commune with Him daily in prayer. The day will be incomplete without first conversing with God. Every task, job, and moment of time you have in the day is spent with the consciousness of His loving and gentle presence and it is just something so priceless and indispensable. It is like going through the day in misery if God is not there to lead you. His presence is life for you. His presence is your joy. To be in God’s presence is the best choice you could do in your life. The blessings that come with it is not only for today. It is for every day and it is for everlasting. The rewards of choosing God’s presence and loving His presence lasts for eternity. Even when you leave your earthly dwelling, it goes with you. All riches and material things will be left behind, but the riches that come from living in God goes with you in eternity. Isn’t that much more valuable? Isn’t that much more worth living for?
“But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” – Psalm 73:28. Do you believe that it is a good thing to be near God? If you do, may you continue to seek His face and take glory in His blessings. If you don’t, I pray that you will seek Him today and experience His goodness. “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” – Psalm 34:8-10.