It is almost impossible for us to comprehend what it is like to be outside of time in an eternal present, where a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day. But although we cannot understand, we can stand in awe of Him who chose us before we chose Him and loved us before we loved Him. Undeserving as we are, He chose us before time began for a destiny so wonderful we can scarcely grasp it in this fallen world.
Before He created the world He saw you, knew you, and loved you. And He chose you for a reason: that you should be holy and blameless before Him: set apart, forgiven, and in His presence. When David saw how the Lord had blessed Him, and gave him an inheritance vastly beyond what he deserved, he responded, “Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices… In your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” That is how the Spirit revealed to David what it would be like to be “before Him.”
If we would but have a glimpse of what the joy of His presence will be like—fullness of joy, pleasures forevermore—the things of this world that so beguile and enamor us would instead be almost meaningless. To be holy and without any blame or guilt before Him, nothing on earth can compare.
What resolve this should inspire within us to pursue Him in this life! His presence is what our hearts are actually longing for the most. He fills the void in my heart and satisfies the longing of my soul.