Did you know that you can live in the presence of God today? Heaven, while it is certainly a physical location, can also be defined as a place where the Lord dwells. Since He lives within you, it’s safe to say that many elements of that eternal place can be enjoyed here and now, especially with the undying love of Jesus. In His presence, there is complete fulfillment: total joy, total peace and total life.
Psalm 91 is one of the most famous affirmations of God’s presence and protection (I encourage you to read the whole thing when you have a minute), and interestingly, it was not original to David like many of the Psalms were. Instead, it was authored by Moses and included in David’s book of songs, so it was ancient even when he quoted it! The words of this passage were sung by the Israelites often, especially when they had to go to war or were facing a trial or sickness. Because it’s a song of covering and protection, it’s a perfect reminder of the presence of God here on earth.
Friend, living in the Lord’s presence is a gift to you as a Christian. No matter where you go or what you do, you have a protector and provider who shelters you and sustains you. He provides you with grace and favor. I encourage you to remember, every day, that there is One who walks beside you to carry you when you’re weary and to catch you when you fall. Isn’t that wonderful news?