Moments of delight can drop in on us at unexpected times: enjoying a great cup of coffee, noticing a bright flower in bloom, or having a grandchild run or leap into my arms. And sometimes contentment shows up right where I have learned to anticipate it.

As I settle into my favorite chair or another over-stuffed spot in the living room to spend time in God’s presence in the mornings, I feel as though he nestles down close by and talks with me, one-on-one. And really, he does through his Word. As I pray and ask him to teach me, he clarifies. When I ask for wisdom, he complies. When I just sit and worship him because he is so good, he rejoices over me, and I can feel it. No matter the discouragement or stress I might have carried in with me, an exchange is made as I sit in his presence. I am strengthened and encouraged as I remain with him awhile.

Relationship with Christ brings fulfillment like nothing else can. It sustains and moves us forward in peace.

How can you invigorate your day by choosing more time in God’s presence?

“You love him even though you have never seen him.Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.” 1 Peter 1:8