Deeper Day 238: Psalm 23:2

He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.   Psalm 23:2

God leads us to rest. He leads us to walk in peace and refreshing.

If you are caught up in the swirl, you must find that place of peace and refreshing. For me, that place is often found during morning devotions. Reading scripture and writing out all my troubles and concerns in a prayer is so helpful and begins to lift the burden. Getting exercise is also where I find this peace. God meets me daily when I’m exercising. It’s become the most certain place for me to find Him, even more easily than during devotions. I think that’s largely because when I’m exercising my mind goes into a neutral posture and He can more easily speak in a way that I notice and hear. Lastly, going to my piano to worship always takes me into His presence. I know that no matter how I feel, once I surrender to that most holy place of worship, He will come. He will listen. He will speak. At the piano, I often figure out what it is that I am thinking. Sometimes, I simply don’t know what’s bothering me, but when I go to the place of worship, He unravels my mind. When the words I sing suddenly become His words sung over me, I know my mind is being renewed. It’s a most beautiful and special place where He brings me back into alignment with all that He is and when I see into heaven my perspective is restored.

Wherever it is, figure it out so you can always go to that place knowing you will find Him. We all have default places where we know that God will meet us. If you have yet to discover this place in your life, then I encourage you to begin the journey of discovery. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door will be opened.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

God is nearer than you think. He is more interested in you than you will ever know. Ask Him to introduce you to the places where He waits for you.

“You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all Your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:13-14a

Prayer Moment: God, I long to be in Your presence. My heart’s greatest desire is for You. Lead me into Your presence. Show me where You are always waiting for me. Where You can be found by me. Help me to remain by the still waters of Your presence. God, restore my soul every day so that I never grow weary of walking with You. Restore my soul so I can consistently share You with others. I want to share Your kingdom with all who need to know You. Use me. Fill me. Restore me. I am Yours completely. In Jesus’ name, amen.