When we are in position to receive the words of the Lord we find a deep satisfaction describable as sweetness and joy. To be in position to receive these words regards the matter of the state of our hearts. A disturbed heart can not receive until there is a reorientation to thankfulness, appreciation, patience and praise. Praise to the Lord for the opportunity we have at hand to honor his love and to extend His character into the earth. As we are in such position we taste the sweetness of the presence of the Lord and at the same time extend His presence on earth. Here is joyful fulfillment.
When you are feeling stressed or even when you are feeling well it is good to turn to the truth that you know, for example a psalm verse. When you do you are in essence putting oil in your lamp. The lamp that allows you to see what is clearly at hand to do or to be thankful for. As you turn in this way you are building or replenishing a reserve necessary for perspective to be kept and wisdom applied to living.
How does the face of the Lord shine upon us. His face shines upon us when we forgive others and ourselves. His face shines upon us when we are expressing His nature of joy, of blessing, of thankfulness. His face is always shining and it is through our faces that He shines upon the world. Let us be about these greater works.