Presence over performance

You have shown me the way of life and You will fill me with the joy of Your presence. Ps. 16:11; Act 2:28

David wrote it, Peter quoted it, but living in full awareness of God’s presence is counterintuitive to our urge to perform and control. Our deliberate efforts, our reading plans, our volunteer work, our prayers and devotions can become something we make ourselves do rather than a response to His presence that honestly is our way of life. The joy of His presence comes from being with Him, of Him, and in Him.

Lord, fill me with the joy of Your presence.