Day 16: Enjoying the Lord
Is there a central goal to life?
You will show me the path of life; In Your Presence is fullness of joy. At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Many people are hindered from having a joyful relationship with the Lord because they see that relationship as one of duty rather than delight. But how does the Lord view the bond between us?
“The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17). Can you picture your heavenly Father rejoicing and singing as He looks upon you? The Westminster Catechism asks: “What is the chief end of Man?” The inspired answer: “Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”
A.W. Tozer, in a book titled The Pursuit of God, says, “God formed us for His pleasure…that we as well as He can in divine communion enjoy the sweet and mysterious mingling of kindred personalities. He meant us to see Him and live with Him and draw our life from His smile.”
Here are a few pathways to enjoying the Lord:
- See Him in everyday things, including the beauty of His creation and significance of every individual.
- Regard boundaries He sets, such as His commandments, for our good, not to our detriment.
- Express to Him with your whole heart your worship, thanks and praise.
Try recalibrating with this perspective. You will begin enjoying the Lord as never before.
Tell someone about something you saw or heard today that made you think of how much God loves you.