King David wrote in Psalm 16:11, “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” God’s presence brings with it joy and pleasures.
One of the images that are used in the Bible to speak of the presence of God is the river. In ancient times, rivers are the sources of life, sustenance, and many good things. The early civilizations that flourished were those that were established along the major rivers (Egypt along the Nile River, Babylonia along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, etc). Spiritually speaking, the river of God is the source of life, sustenance, and many good things for us. When the waters from God’s presence flow freely into our lives, there will be life and many wonderful things. Read more