Ps 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
So this morning, as it is many Saturday mornings, my industrious wife was off to the grocery store early to beat the rush and get back in time to still enjoy the weekend. So it is up to Daddy to take care of breakfast and spend some quality time with the children. This time is usually spent with me in the kitchen cooking, and the kids downstairs watching their favorite cartoon or TV show. Then we eat breakfast together, typically at max speed because the boys want to get back to playing games and or hopeful that I will let them watch another show. But today was a little different, no hot breakfast, just cold cereal and toaster’s strudel. This was quickly gobbled up by the kids and I had not even sat down to eat my mix of breakfast and leftovers from last night’s dinner. My 4 year old daughter was still sitting there and she said these words to me “Daddy can I keep you company while you eat your breakfast?”
Ohhhhhhhh, my heart melted so fast, I could not get the words “Of Course!!!” out of my mouth quick enough. There was such a smile of my face that I could not wait to sit and spend Daddy Time with my little Princess. We had such a pleasant time, we talked about questions she needed answers to, things that were fun for her, some things that I did when I was small and our favorite things about playing in the snow yesterday and even sharing some of her fears. It was then that Jesus spoke to me and said this is exactly what I feel when my children want to spend time with me.
The bible says “In Your presence is fullness of joy” and I have always enjoyed this verse because it reminded me that when I spend time in the Lord’s presence, I will be full of joy. His joy not mine, this Joy the world could never take away from me, because it did not give it to me. This joy is not based on my situation or circumstances but based on the Joy of Jesus, whose Joy is unspeakable. Knowing this makes you look forward to spending time with God so that we can be replenished or be filled. Today, Jesus revealed to me that it’s not just my joy that will be full, but that Jesus joys in His children desiring to spend time with Him. He loves to hear from us, He smiles when we tell him what makes us happy, the things we like about being with Him and especially the cares we want to lay at His feet. Nothing beats Daddy Time for you or Daddy.
Know that Jesus Joys in your presence with Him. He loves to hear from you and loves to fill you with His unspeakable joy. In Your presence is fullness of joy