I marvel at God’s goodness towards me and at times I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of his love that is expressed in his presence. Recently at small group we sang the song “More than a Friend” by Jeremy Riddle. I’ve sang this song many times but that night the words meant so much to me.
Jesus You’re more than a friend
Jesus You’re more than my heart could ever express
Your love and Your grace never fail me
Your merciful touch always heals me
You bring joy to my soul
What a beautiful truth that throughout all eternity God has been waiting for us to experience His presence. He longs to pour out His love and His grace; His merciful touch and healing and to bring joy to our souls. Psalm 16:11 says,
“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
I admit there are times I have taken God’s presence in my life for granted but throughout the past few weeks I have been reminded of the joy, the healing, the mercy, the love and grace that is found in His presence and it has filled me with joy and caused me to hope. Jesus is more than our friend, He is our joy!
Perhaps you too have at times taken God’s presence for granted in your life. The wonderful truth that God is waiting for us to experience His presence has not changed. Let’s press in together because He is waiting to pour out His love and grace, His mercy and healing and to bring joy to our souls.
From my heart to yours,