Yes, the joy of The Lord is our strength. Nehemiah 8:10
But do we, as adults, share the joy? How long has it been since we’ve recognized His joy in our own lives, and how does that joy manifest itself?
I remember the story in the Bible when King David was returning the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. The joy King David felt as he ushered in The Presence of The Lord was almost more than he could contain.
“And David danced before The Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment. So David and all the people of Israel brought up the Ark of The Lord with shouts of joy and the blowing of rams’ horns.” 2 Samuel 6:14-15 (NLT)
It goes on to say that king David leaped and danced before The Lord. In those days, the presence of The Lord, The God of the Universe, rested upon that one spot, the Ark of the Covenant. Today, that same presence of The Lord rests within us. Oh, the joy that comes when we recognize this fact!
And we pray:
Lord God, El Shaddai! We lay before Your Presence. Your Spirit is within us – Hallelujah. We are filled and realizing this we pour over. Use us Father, possess us and shine through us. We pray that our presence is Directed by Your Spirit, Amen. We are always in a congregation in the spiritual for Your angels encamp around us. We give You praise. ALL glory is Yours, Amen. https://www.crossway.org/articles/10-things-you-should-know-about-the-presence-of-god/#:~:text=First%2C%20the%20Bible%20makes%20clear%20that%20the%20presence,himself%20into%20his%20own%20story%20to%20bring%20salvation.