Father, may I share the joy that David showed as he danced and worshipped before You! I love the times when it’s just You and me, and I can sing as if no one else is listening, dance as if no one else is watching and pour out my heart to You.
Whether in thanksgiving and joy or in discouragement and need, it is a truly special time. Thank You for those times of pure worship. I don’t have to worry about what anyone else thinks – I have an audience of One.
And thank You for the reassurance that You have gone before me to prepare a place for me. And that You will come back and take me to be with You. As a reminder I have a half sheet of paper on my mirror that says:
“Have gone to prepare a place for you – be back soon!
As if You just stepped out and may return any minute. I see it every day, and it reminds me of this truth.
Thank You for this confidence: that no matter what is happening in the world, no matter how overwhelming my circumstances seem, I can come to You with the assurance that You are there, and listening. And that You have the power and the desire to interact with me help me handle whatever the world or the evil one throws at me.
I may be here when You return, and will see You coming in the clouds to be reunited. Or I may breathe my last and close my eyes on this earth to open them in Your presence.
Either way, what a blessing! Amen