Good morning, Family:
The joy of the Lord is our Strength. What a joy it is to experience the beautiful presence of the Lord. I remember, when I was in my late teens, I would spend hours in my room reading God’s Word, singing worship and praise songs to the Lord, and praying and talking to the Lord.
I could always tell the very instant when the preseence of God would enter the room. There were times when I would lift my hands and cry. There would be other times when I would collapse to my knees and lay prostrate on the ground, because the glory of the Lord was so strong. In those times, after the presence left, I would fall into a deep sleep. I would wake up feeling so refreshed. It would literally feel like I fell asleep in the arms of the Lord.
New International Version (NIV)
5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful[a] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.