Dear Precious Friends,
On this Wonderful Wednesday I pray you have started your day with the Lord and are ready for this beautiful new day!
I am always in awe that the creator of the Universe loves us so much that we can actually be in His Holy Presence! WWWHHHHHHAAAAATTTTTTTTTT!!!!
Nothing brings this home like Psalm 139! There are times when I've wanted to run from Him because of my sin... yet the forgiveness He offers cause His presence to fill my heart with great and unending joy and gratitude that has no description... In Your Presence is Fullness of Joy... SO EXACTLY WHAT DOES THIS MEAN????
It is shocking to think as Christians we have access to the real, manifest presence of God, but often we don't experience it...
The Bible contains story after story of life-changing, world-altering encounters with the reality of God's presence. God’s presence is real, full of love, and completely transformational. It takes what was broken and brings healing. It takes what was lost and guides us to our rightful place in the Father. It satisfies the weary, brings light to the darkness, and pours out the refreshing rain of God’s love on the driest, deepest parts of the soul.
Scripture contains story after story of God coming down to meet God’s children where they are, and our heavenly Father has the same heart for you as He did them. He longs to make the reality of His presence known to us. He longs to refresh us with His nearness. We were created for encountering God, and we will never be satisfied until we continually live in the experience for which we were created.
There is no doubt in looking at Scripture that God’s presence is real, good, and available to us. Rest in the truth of that for a moment. You can consistently enter into the tangible presence of your heavenly Father anywhere and anytime. Have faith today that God created you to experience him. Encountering his presence is made possible entirely by His grace, so it is available apart from any good or bad thing you do. But, know that God will never force His presence on you. He only fills up what is open and ready to receive. He sweetly calls you to meet with Him and waits for you to make space in your life to receive what He longs to give. So today, open your heart to receive His presence. Ask the Spirit to make known God's nearness. Seek His presence and have faith in His word that when you seek Him you will find Him.
God’s presence is real, full of love, and completely transformational. It takes what was broken and brings healing. It takes what was lost and guides us to our rightful place in the Father. It satisfies the weary, brings light to the darkness, and pours out the refreshing rain of God’s love on the driest, deepest parts of the soul.
May God open our eyes and hearts to see and sense his nearness in a meaningful way today.
AMEN AND AMEN!
Source: Bible, Holy Spirit, Daily Devo