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EveryDay Presence [Quarantine Week 48]
COVID Quarantine on 3/11 is coming close to Year 1 (Week 52).
I feel the Lord calling me to a greater recognition of Him 24/7, ever-Present, always there.
It’s more than the ‘omni-Present attribute’, and WAY more than the ‘knowing that God is with me and for me’.
It’s more like being aware of the oxygen in the air I breathe… breathe it in, breathe it out…
Psalm 73: 23-26
Yet I am always with You;
You hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with Your counsel,
and afterward You will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but You?
And earth has nothing I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Where can I flee from Your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, You are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, You are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there Your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to You;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to You.
Pastor Chris Cruz from Bethel recently tossed out this ‘how to find His Presence’ everyday… www.bethel.tv
<>don’t limit God’s Presence to a church service or devotional time
<>recognize Him all around me
<>watch Him fill the ordinary moments, and bring peace and alignment
<>I can purpose to have slow-down moments every day, moments specifically for that connection… set a smart-phone reminder…
<>when that over-whelmed thing comes on me, as a connected question: “Who is the King of my life today?” and re-focus as needed
<>be simple. Ask Him a question. Express gratitude in the moment. Don’t complicate this!
<>don’t minimize what God can do for me and in me in just one minute of connection
<>remember He’s with me in work and rest
<>become expectant how His Presence can produce the greatest productivity and leadership wisdom.
[Thanks, Pastor Chris]
EveryDay Presence. Just a breath away.
written by crisbaj
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