Our theme this week is “Discover,” and we should discover God’s presence. Psalm 16.1 tells us that “in God’s presence is fullness of joy.” We all know that God will never leave us nor forsake us. But because of that, it means that God wants to be close to us. But that also means that we ourselves can distance ourselves through our actions from God’s presence.

Perhaps you haven’t been reading your Bible or meditating in God’s Word like you should have. Or perhaps our prayer life is not as good as it should be. And you know that happens to us all. There’s always a time in our life where we go through these periods where we feel like we’re not as good a Christian as we should be.

But let me encourage you today that as we go through life, just because we’ve messed up in the past or gone through a day or two where we have not been close, quote unquote, to God, that we should not just give up. Start again today. Have a prayer life. today. Read God’s Word today, because we know that “in God’s presence is fullness of joy.”

Can I tell us that you have not traveled so far from God that He cannot be with you today? You have not done something that God says, “Oh, I cannot be with you today.” There’s not been a thing where you have bought or you’ve you spent your money so much in the world or something like that where God cannot be present with you today. If we take a step towards God, God will draw nigh, the Bible says, to us. And in God’s presence is fullness of joy. All of the things that we should discover this week, let us discover today His presence.

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Luke Flood

Luke Flood, Bus Director

Luke Flood serves on staff as the bus director and is responsible for seeing hundreds of people in church on a weekly basis. He is a true product of North Valley Baptist Church. Having grown up in a wonderful Christian family, he attended North Valley Baptist Schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. After graduation, he attended Golden State Baptist College where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.