Jesus Always

In My Presence you can find fullness of Joy, perfect Peace, and unfailing Love. Walk with Me along the path of Life—enjoying My company each step of the way. Because I am always by your side, the Joy of My Presence is yours for the taking!

I will keep you in perfect Peace as you fix your thoughts on Me. Stay in communication with Me through your spoken words, thoughts, and songs. Spend ample time absorbing My Word—letting it speak into your heart, where it changes the way you think and live. As you ponder who I really am, My Light shines warmly into your mind, helping you live in My Peace.

Beloved, I want you to flourish in My Presence—like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God. As the sunlight of My Presence nourishes you, you are able to produce abundant fruit in My kingdom. And the more you trust in My unfailing Love, the more you will realize how utterly secure you are.

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
—Psalm 16:11

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
—Isaiah 26:3

But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.
—Psalm 52:8

Jesus Always

In My Presence there is fullness of Joy. As you peer into My Presence—remembering who I Am in all My Power and Glory—ponder also My eternal commitment to you. Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate you from Me! Your relationship with Me has been rock-solid secure ever since you confessed your sinfulness and received My forgiveness. You are My beloved in whom I delight; this is your permanent identity.

You can find Joy even in this broken world, because I have set eternity in your heart. Spend time refreshing yourself in My Presence, where you can relax and learn to delight yourself in Me above all else. As the Love-bonds between us grow stronger, so does your desire to help others enjoy this amazing Life you have found in Me. When your love for Me overflows into other people’s lives, there is abundant Joy both in heaven and on earth! As you go along this path of Life, I will lead you—and I’ll bless you with pleasures forevermore.

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
—Psalm 16:11

Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
—Romans 8:39

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
—Ecclesiastes 3:11

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
—Psalm 37:4

Jesus Always

Come to Me, and I will ease, relieve, and refresh your soul. Approach Me confidently, dear one, knowing that I have perfect understanding of you and everything that concerns you. Tell Me your troubles candidly; let the Light of My Face shine on them and illuminate your thinking. Then rest with Me, slowly inhaling the beauty of My Presence. You can feel safe and secure in My everlasting arms. As you spend precious time with Me, let Me ease and relieve your soul.

Your soul is the most important part of you because it is eternal. The New Testament Greek word for “soul” is sometimes translated “life.” When you are heavy-laden and overburdened, you may feel as if the life is draining out of you. But I offer wonderfully nourishing care for this vital part of you. I restore your soul—helping you to rest and see things from My perspective. As I am refreshing you, relax and feel My Life flowing into you. Your soul finds rest in Me alone.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls].”
—Matthew 11:28

The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
—Deuteronomy 33:27

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
—Psalm 23:2–3

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
—Psalm 62:1

Jesus Always

It is good to proclaim My Love in the morning and My faithfulness at night. Proclaiming this Love is exceedingly good for you. When you declare the wonders of My loving Presence, you are strengthened and encouraged. This glorious blessing flows into you more fully as you speak these words out loud. Let this delightful declaration fill you with Joy inexpressible and full of Glory!

Ponder some of the qualities of My amazing Love: It is sacrificial, unfailing, priceless, boundless—reaching to the heavens. It shines so brightly that it can carry you through your darkest days. When you get to the end of each day, it is time to proclaim My faithfulness that reaches to the skies. Look back over the day, and notice how I helped you navigate your way through it. The more difficulties you encountered, the more help I made available to you. It is good to give voice to My great faithfulness, especially at night, so that you can lie down and sleep in peace.

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.

—Psalm 92:1–2 . . .

Whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.

—1 Peter 1:8

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

—Psalm 36:5–7

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8

Jesus Always

Glory in My holy Name; let the hearts of those who seek Me rejoice. To “glory” in something is to give it praise and honor. Jesus is the Name that is above every name—it represents Me in all My sinless perfection. As My follower, you can whisper, speak, or sing My Name with confidence that I am listening. This draws you closer to Me and helps you find strength in My Presence. It also serves to drive away your spiritual enemies.

I’m delighted that you take time to seek Me, desiring to know Me better. Come freely into My loving Presence, letting your heart rejoice in Me. Remember that you are on holy ground, and breathe in the rarified air of My holiness. Release cares and concerns while you rest in the splendor of My Glory. Let My joyous Presence envelop you—permeating you through and through. As you delight in My nearness, time seems to slow down, enhancing your enjoyment of Me. Thank Me for these moments of sweet intimacy.

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.—Psalm 105:3 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
—Philippians 2:9–11

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.
—Philippians 4:4–5

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”
—Exodus 3:5