But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
Whenever kings visit their subjects, it is usually accompanied with great celebration and in some cases, singing and even dancing.
God is eternity’s Holy King. He loves to dwell with His people. When Jesus came, he came to make this permanently possible. That is why one of His names (Emmanuel) means God with us. God loves to dwell with us, but our sins and rebellious deeds made this practically impossible. We also could not know the things of God and could not enjoy fellowship with God because of this. But the coming of Christ Jesus occasioned the coming of the Holy Ghost, who lives within us (believers) and guides us into all truth. He is the one who sanctifies us by the truth (John 17:17), and because of this we can now fellowship with God.
But those who are always heavy and unthankful will not enjoy the full benefits of this fellowship. This is a reason why Christians are instructed to ‘rejoice in the Lord always’ and give thanks in all things (see Phil 4:4, 1 Thes 5:18). A thankful and joyful heart creates the atmosphere for the multiplication of grace. This is how to stay filled with the Spirit (see Eph 5:18-20).
Even though the Lord is with us through His Spirit, some believers do not walk in His reality, and consequently live ordinary lives that do not radiate their divine nature. One of the major reasons for this is unthankfulness and heaviness.
If you want to walk in the reality of God’s presence within you, you have to consciously develop the character of thankfulness and joy in the Lord. This is because the Lord inhabits the praises of His people.
Go into today determining to be more thankful and joyful in the Lord. Do this and experience multiplied grace.