You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence.
Acts 2:28 AMPC
“Diffusing my soul with joy.” Have you ever been in love? If you have, you recognize that this verse perfectly describes what it is to be in love with someone. David doesn’t just love God; he’s in love with Him! If the presence of the Lord diffuses your soul with joy – enraptures you – then you’re in love. Imagine just how brightly shine the faces of those who don’t just love God, but are in love with Him!
Diffusing My Soul with Joy: Enraptured by God
You can spot love in other people, just by observing them. Body language plays a part, but so does focus. When one person is focused on another and that focus isn’t reciprocated, it’s noticeable. And a little sad. But when two people move harmoniously together, it’s obvious. And never is harmony more obvious than when a couple is in love with each other.
A couple in love can’t stop smiling. Their countenances are lit up, and the excitement and happy bliss they feel tends to spill out onto the people around them. They evoke envy or blessing from those who observe them. Do people see something similar when they see me? Would they comment on your glowing countenance if asked? Do we reflect in body language and countenance a soul diffuse with joy?
We are officially embarking on “the holiday season” now, and there are so many lonely people in need of love. I am asking the Lord to so fill me with love for Him that I am a glowing beacon to the loveless. Whether it’s a smile or a greeting or a listening ear or something even more personal, I want His love to reach all the people in my corner of the world that He’s ON. Every day I will pray, “Thank you, Father, for diffusing my soul with joy today!” His presence does enrapture me. May I be a noticeable vessel of the joy that follows falling in love with Jesus Christ.
Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy.
1 Peter 1:8 AMPC