The only way that I know how to make it through this life, with peace, is to be steeped in God’s Presence. Spending time in the quiet place each and every morning has revolutionized my life. I’ve been practicing this for many years now, and I can tell you…it.is.worth.it.
Even though there are mornings when I come before the Lord and feel nothing. Even though there are times when I have a morning of breakthrough with God and then my day seems to crumble under unpredictable circumstances. It.Is.Worth.It.
I come before the Lord every morning because I want relationship with Him. I want to know Him, and to be known by Him.
It’s a lot like marriage. Let’s face it, not every day of marriage is epic. In fact, some days leave you wondering why you’ve made the choice you made. But still because of love and relationship, you lay yourself down and decide to pick up love. I choose every day to devote myself to not only my husband, but to the life we’ve built together. This decision can’t be made based on day to day feelings, rather it’s made from a specific decision and covenant I made before God to stand firm in this marriage until death.
Likewise, I have completely devoted myself to a relationship with Jesus. The only difference is He died in advance to make this whole thing possible. He conquered death so that He could meet me here every morning and all throughout my day. He died in advance, so that we could walk together through the good times and the bad times. He is worthy, isn’t He?!
Prayer Moment: God, I long to be so steeped in Your presence that nothing in heaven or on earth could deter me from continually giving myself to you. I don’t worship you because of the good things You do for me. I worship You simply because You alone are worthy of praise. Remind my heart every morning of the goodness of Your presence. Forgive me for the times when I’ve lost sight of why I meet with You. In Your loving kindness, Lord, please continue to draw me unto Yourself every moment of every day, until my death when we will meet face to Face. In Jesus name, Amen.
Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of You, “Seek His face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide Your face from me, do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my Helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Teach me Your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. I am still confident of this, I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:7-14