Devotional

All Around Us

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?  Psalm 139:7 ESV

A glitter of light bounces off the snow laying on the ground. It’s almost as though it’s on display for everyone to see that it has arrived.  Looking out the window, it seems so solemn and peaceful on the ground in all its glory.  Oh, that we could encounter the closeness of God’s presence all around us like the snow.  How wonderful it would be to encounter the glory of his presence, like the light that reflects in the snow. 

As we go through each day, there are circumstances that can distract us.  Some circumstances that trouble us, and perhaps even emotions like fear and worry that consume us.  An encounter in God’s presence is the only way to bring freedom from those things that weigh us down.  The snow will melt and it will leave for a season, yet its very molecular structure exists in the water we use every day. Just like water is always available, God’s presence is with us, he is all around us, he goes before us, and he walks behind us.  His Spirit also dwells in us, when we surrender and let him be involved in our lives.  We will never be without the presence of God, even when he seems silent, there is no place where you and I cannot find him. 

Jesus made it very clear, “if you seek me with all your heart, you will find me” [Jeremiah 29:13] Don’t let your mind be flooded with your circumstances today and the events of the world. Give him your trust. You will see him work out a miracle and reveal his glory through you.  He is with you and you will always find him when you look for him. Ask him to reveal himself to you today.

A Prayer for You

Heavenly Father,

I will lift you high my God, O King; and I will bless Your name for ever and ever. [Psalm 145:1]  You O God have granted me life and favor, and your care has preserved my spirit. [Job 10:12]  You bless me with your righteousness and favor and you surround me like a shield [Psalm 5:12]  You redeem my life from destruction and crown me with loving-kindness and tender mercies. You satisfy my mouth with good things, and renew me with strength, like the eagle in his youth [Psalm 103:4] Your thoughts toward me are for my good, my peace, and never for evil. You have given me a future and you are my hope. [Jeremiah 29:11]  You call me out as your own, to arise and shine, for your light and glory have rested on me. I call to you and you answer me. You will show me great and mighty things I have never known before and I will speak of the glorious honor of your majesty.  I will speak about all your wondrous works and then, every one shall see and speak of your awesome and fearsome power and acts, and I will make known how you have blessed me and how great you are in my life.  [Psalm 145:5,6]

In your matchless name, Jesus,

Amen

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