1 Chronicles 16:10 – Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! (NKJV)
David said, “Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You.” In other words, great joy is found when seeking the Lord. The closer you draw to Him the more joy you will have because God is so awesome!
When Noah and Jack were younger, Hide and Seek was a popular game in our house. I enjoyed the hiding part the most. (I think everyone does.) I remember how excited they would get when they found me. They would scream and lose their minds, but I think I was just as excited to be found by them.
As you near God, your heart will fill with joy and overflow with praise. Plus, He rejoices over you as you pursue Him. There is a direct connection between the effort you put into seeking Him and the level of joy you experience.
Psalm 40:16 – But may all who search for You be filled with joy and gladness in You (NLT).