Finding Bliss in God

It’s audio devo day!

Once a kid experiences dessert, they can’t help but look forward to it as the favorite part of their meal. Once you and I experience the pleasure of God’s presence, we can’t help but look forward to it as the favorite part of our day. Today, let’s seek and find bliss in Him together! Be overwhelmingly blessed as you listen here:

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Do you think of prayer as a pleasure?

11 thoughts on “Finding Bliss in God

  1. Thank you so much for this Jennifer. A few years ago “delight” was the One Word God gave me for my year. As I studied its meaning, I was so touched by it being connected to the leader of a battalion of soldiers stopping his men and stooping down to tend to their wounded and weary feet. And I was struck by it being our feet that bring Good News in the peace (joining together into a whole) of God. So, if those feet are wounded and weary, they cannot bring “Good” News. That year God did a big work of healing in my heart, interestingly right after I had faced deep wounding for being the bearer of His Good News.

    But as I listened to your sharing this time, I was led into delighting in the LORD and asking HIM how I could tend to HIS wounded and weary feet – as I did so, I was picturing the feet of the Body of Christ and also the nail-pierced feet of our LORD. And prayers just poured out of me for the persecuted church and for pastors, as the much smaller pain and wounding I have experienced myself brought a joining that couldn’t have been there without what I have walked through – even though I know I have so little understanding of true persecution physically and so much deeper to go in joining the LORD in His suffering.

    But I just wanted to say: thank you for being the Holy Spirit’s vessel. God’s truly answering the cries of my heart through you to walk in deeper intimacy with Him.

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    1. Aw, that means SO much to me! I’m going to copy and paste it into the place on my phone where I keep encouraging notes and words. Thank You Jesus for this!! And these are wonderful thoughts for reflection, Anna. Thank you. ❤

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  2. Just so beautiful that even more is coming from that Word “delight”! My verse to pray through today is in Jeremiah 17 but I was so taken by this verse:

    Thus says the Lord: Take care for the sake of your lives, and do not bear a burden on the Sabbath day or bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem.

    Turns out that “burden” is “massa” or “bad news”. And last night God had again been speaking to me about preparing or clearing the Way and I had been in this verse:

    Isaiah 62:10
    Go through, go through the gates; prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway; clear it of stones; lift up a signal over the peoples.

    You see, He has given me a Word for next year – “wake up” (keep alert) with these verses at its center and the underlying meaning of preparing or clearing the way in this being awake:

    Ephesians 6:18-20 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,  and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

    Funny thing is that last night God had directed me to Song of Songs 5 to show me that our hearts are most awake in our sleep – in resting fully in Him – that idea of Sabbath rest.

    And then to today be taken to Jeremiah 17 via my Bible app verse is a DELIGHT – seeing that Sabbath connected to not carrying bad news through the gates – also because over and over that Word GATE has come back, as God also spoke to me of that gate being prophecied as being continually open to the people to enter.

    This is what I have been so struggling to understand. I have faced such attack and resistance in placing the Promises of God before believers, who have then tried to turn my eyes to the sins of people and to those Promises being conditional. And yet from my own life story I know that my God picked me up and brought me home, when I was stuck in my own sin. He kept His Promise to me, even though I had forsaken Him (thinking He had forsaken me). I see Him encouraging me not to give up in declaring the Good News, no matter how many the enemy sends to me to try to convince me to believe bad news. It’s funny because I so get why He has allowed this continual attack- because every attack is affirming my new identity in Christ and my salvation in Him alone.

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  3. And look what just dropped into my inbox – my NIV verse of the day:

    4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. PSALM 100:4-5

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