The more we do what GOD wants us to do, the less we care about doing what WE want to do because we find such immense satisfaction in His ways. It amazes me how spending time with God first thing in the morning draws me into following His will for the remaining part of the day! His Presence is powerful! It’s not just the uninterrupted and precious time we spend with Him first thing in the morning which gives us the overwhelming satisfaction of His Presence; rather, it is also LIVING in His will which brings us into a deeper sense of His Presence. Living in God’s will is like being in a marriage with a spouse who knows and meets our needs and every desire–before we ever ask. His love draws us to please and serve Him and—we certainly NEVER want to leave! When we live in the Presence of His will, these words of the Psalmist ring true and beautiful in our heart: “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psa. 16:11) We don’t have to convince anyone with WORDS that we are in love with God and that He loves us–because the evidence pours out of what we say and do. When we are in love with Him, that love appears in the light of our eyes and the sparkle of our smile. When we have experienced the immense pleasure of His Presence then serving Him is our greatest pleasure because it draws us even closer to Him. Our service becomes naturally more Christlike and we do not seek our own gain in what we do; rather, we value the will of Christ even above our own life. When we have experienced the pleasure of His Presence, then these words do NOT strike a chord of dreaded involuntary servitude within our heart: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Phil. 2:3-4) In God’s Presence—we desire to serve rather than to be served—because service takes us deeper into the pleasure of His love. God created us to be completely satisfied in Him. To find satisfaction we must seek Him. When we seek Him, He will be found. He satisfies us more than anything or anyone!