I rose early one morning, long before the sun. When I looked outside a heavy fog was blanketing the earth. It was so thick that I was unable to see the pond in our front yard. There was something so comforting about it. It felt like the Presence of God resting on and around our home. It was an invitation to my heart. An invitation to enter into His peace and to embrace it all day.
We are in a unique season. There seems to be a constant invitation into God’s peaceful presence. Isn’t that interesting? Especially since the enemy is attempting to conquer us through fear. We must, now more than ever, press into peace. Every day that we turn from fear and embrace peace, we defeat the enemy. Every moment we choose trust instead of defeat, we issue a blow to the plans of the enemy.
The fog of that morning was an earthly representation of God’s presence. It was a physical reminder from God of His ever-present Presence.
What a beautiful and loving God we serve. What a timely reminder that He is here. I am not alone. You are not alone. We are not defeated. He takes what the enemy meant for evil and turns it for good. That’s the kind of God we serve. He is not a man, who suffers from weakness and fatigue. No! He is God Almighty. He never sleeps. Never gets distracted. Never fails.
Will you join me today in embracing His gentle and peaceful Presence? Will you stand with me in courage instead of fear? We will have victory!
Today is shorter because I want to encourage you to find a quiet place to seek out God’s Presence. Ask Him to send you reminders of His ever-present Presence all throughout this day. Make a decision to partner with joy, peace, hope and trust. Take a bite from the fruit of the Spirit and turn from the spirit of fear.
Prayer Moment: God, walk me into the cloud of Your Presence. Let the fog of Your peace envelop me completely. Let me be so consumed with Your peace that I share it with all who I am around. I trust You. I fully realize that this is a season for learning more trust. I embrace it with joy. Lead me in Your peace. I adore You, Abba. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I want to remind you of Job today…A lot of times we discuss all his trouble, but today I want you to remember the end of his story…God didn’t leave him in his trouble, his troubles had an end, and God blessed him even more afterward. That’s what I’m leaning into. That’s my promise.
After Job had prayer for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before. All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the Lord had brought upon him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring. The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the first. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. And he also had seven sons and three daughters. Job 42:10:13