Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalm 36:8 (KJV); They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
Why do some people struggle to pray? Why is it easy for them to spend hours watching television but cannot tarry with the Lord for more than ten minutes? Why are they always anxious to get out of the presence of God and attend to other pursuits in their individual lives?
It is because, for these men, the presence of God is not a source of pleasure.
This is not how God wants you to regard His presence. He wants you to desire Him more than a sitcom on your television or more than hours spent in a restaurant catching up with friends.
In our theme scripture, the Bible speaks of the river of His pleasures. These rivers are in His presence.
David experienced these rivers. When he did, he thirsted for God, in the same way, a deer pants for water. It made him declare, ‘one thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple‘ (Psalm 27:4).
Prayer is not a duty. A wise man once said that love is a better master than duty.
Fall in love with the presence of God; it is the ultimate source of pleasure.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 42:1, Psalm 27:4
GOLDEN NUGGET: Prayer is not a duty. Love is a better master than duty. Fall in love with the presence of God; it is the ultimate source of pleasure.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this word. Thank You for the pleasure of who You are. I am a lover of Your presence and yield myself to it daily. Nothing satisfies me more than hearing Your voice and feeling Your touch. This is the story and testimony of my life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.