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The Unseen Real

TODAY’S VERSE
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
II Corinthians 4:16,18
“I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
Psalm 16:8

TODAY’S THOUGHT
The presence of God is a reality that we can experience. He is the God who is there. Unfortunately, we can go day after day and never be conscious of His reality. Leanne Payne in her book “Listening Prayer” writes, “It is especially easy for modern people to regard the supernatural world and activities as somehow less real than the world we behold with our senses. As twentieth-century Christians, we live in a materialistic age in which our systems of learning have long based their conclusions on scientific truth alone. The presuppositions of such systems have misled many generations of students, blinding them to the truths of God and the Unseen Real.” Paul says that he did not lose heart because of the reality of fixing his eyes on what is unseen. The unseen reality of God renewed his heart, day by day. David said he was not shaken by life’s experiences because he experienced God at his side. How about you? Is God’s presence a reality in your life? Do you renew your heart day by day because of the reality of His presence in your life? It’s not too late. Start today to experience His reality. Spend time with God, talk to Him, ask Him to reveal Himself to you. When you do, you will find out that He really is the “Unseen Real.”

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, my life is so full of everything else but You. I spend so much of my time without any awareness of Your presence. I confess, I have kept You at a safe distance, turned You into a religious relic. Forgive me. Today, reveal Yourself to me, Lord renew my heart today by Your unseen reality. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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Does It Get Any Better Than This?

TODAY’S VERSE

“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.”
Psalms 143:8,10

TODAY’S THOUGHT
There is something about an isolated sandy beach along the ocean. Sitting on the sand listening to the ocean waves hit the shore. Sun caressing your face. A gentle breeze awakening your skin. Birds chirping in the background. Does it get any better than this?  Well, yes! David talks about a place that is much more satisfying. A place where the warmth of the sun pales in comparison. Where the sound of the ocean is replaced with the whisper of God. Where the gentle breeze is overshadowed by the mighty wind of the Holy Spirit. This place David is talking about is the very presence of God. He is sharing about his time with God in the morning. “Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning” he writes. He shares about hearing God’s voice, sensing His love, learning His will, trusting His word and being led in which way to go. It really doesn’t get any better than this! This can be your experience today. You don’t need to drive anywhere, apply any sunscreen or walk barefoot on a hot sandy beach. You just need to be available. Call on God even now. Pray David’s prayer and might you come back to this peaceful place again and again.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, “let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.” In Jesus’ name. AMEN

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In Your Presence

TODAY’S VERSE
“And so I walk in the LORD’s presence as I live here on earth!”
Psalms 116:9

TODAY’S THOUGHT
What a gift we have been given. He has asked us to walk in His presence. But it is our choice to make. We don’t have to be alone and alienated from God. We can choose to live with the awareness of His presence and build a real and vital relationship with Him. Or we can choose to only be conscious of Him while we are at church or in one of life’s crisis situations. Of course, we don’t have to walk with God at all. We can live without Him. We can spend all our time walking through this world never being conscious of His love for us. But why? Why go down that path at all? God has an incredible love for you. He desires for you to fellowship with Him. He is ready to share with you His very presence. You never have to walk alone. Today, commit yourself to Him. Ask Him to fill your heart and open your eyes to all that He is. He will. And then you can say with the Psalmist, “And so I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth!”
 
TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, today I choose to follow You. I want to be conscious of Your presence. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me live in the awareness of Your love for me.
AMEN

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Promised Land

TODAY’S VERSE
“The people refused to enter the promised land, for they wouldn’t believe his promise to care for them. Instead, they grumbled in their tents and refused to obey the LORD.”
Psalms 106:24-25 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
There was a place full of peace and joy. It was the promised land, a land of “milk and honey”. But it was much more than that. It was the land God promised. It represented His presence, blessing and provision. Yet they refused to enter. They refused to believe that God would care for them. We would like to think this only applied to the Israelites, but the truth is, we can feel the same way. A friend dies, we lose our job, misfortune is at our door and all of a sudden God seems distance, His promises shallow. And we begin to grumble, the promised land begins to vanish. But because we feel a certain way, because we start to think negative thoughts doesn’t make it so. There is a time to take responsibility for our thoughts, a time to renounce negative thinking and pronounce God’s truth. Today, choose faith. Put doubt, fear, anger, grumbling behind you. Choose to trust in God’s love and His promise to care of you.
 
TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, forgive me for grumbling. Forgive me for my lack of faith and doubt. Help me today to trust in You and believe Your promise to care for me.
AMEN

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Sit Before The Lord

TODAY’S VERSE
“Then went King David in, and sat before the LORD.”
II Samuel 7:18 (KJV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
I love this verse. The Bible makes it clear that King David was a “man after God’s own heart.” David knew the heart of God and wrote many of the beautiful Psalms that we have come to love. In today’s passage we see David was moved deeply by God and had to talk to Him. What I love is that David went into the Tabernacle and sat before the Lord. This is the same Tabernacle where the sons of Aaron died because they did not follow protocol. Now some teach that sitting was a sign of worship in the ancient days. But it sure wasn’t what the Priests did. They could only come into the presence of the Lord and do exactly what was set down in the law. No more, no less. And here was David, like a child before his Father, sitting, no doubt in reverence but also in love. Love for His heavenly Father. And because of Jesus and His sacrifice for us, we have become His children and get to come sit in the presence of the Lord any time we desire. He bids us to come to Him, worship Him, share with Him, pray to Him. God created us so we could have a deep and loving relationship with Him. Today, come to God. Sit before Him, enjoy His presence. Share with Him your burdens, your concerns. Express to Him your joy and your love. What a glorious privilege is ours, to sit before God Almighty.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Heavenly Father, I sit before You in deep wonder and worship. Who am I that You would allow me to know Your presence and yet You do. Your love for me is immeasurable. I sit in worship and adoration. I sit in humility and praise Your Holy name. You are my God and I sit humbly before You.
AMEN

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His Presence

TODAY’S VERSE
“Now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.”
Psalms 56:13 (NLT)

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?”
Psalms 139:7 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Have you ever wondered what it would have been to be Adam and Eve? They had a personal relationship with God. They met with Him every day and lived in His presence. Though they disobeyed God and changed the world forever, we still have an opportunity to fellowship with God. David knew this. As a Shepherd boy he would spend his nights under the stars and sing to God. As he grew, he became “a man after God’s own heart.” David knew what it meant to walk with God. He admitted, “Now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.” He came to the realization that there was no where he could go, no situation he could be in that would take Him outside of God’s presence. We too can have that same reality. God bids us to come and fellowship with Him. He desires for us to live in His life-giving light. Today, stop and realize that you are in the very presence of God. Better yet, remind yourself that His presence lives in you! Rejoice and walk with Him.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, thank You for Your abiding presence. Thank You that there is no where I can go that You will not be there. Thank You that I can walk in Your presence and I choose to do so. I choose today to walk in Your life-giving light.
AMEN

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Approaching God

TODAY’S VERSE
“Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.”
Ephesians 3:12 (NLT)

TODAY’S MESSAGE
How do you approach God? It often depends on your presuppositions of who God really is. Is He some mean, unreasonable disciplinarian that is watching your every move? Is God some detached, non-involved egghead that knows a lot but has no personality that can relate to you? Perhaps your view of God is that of a Santa Claus that you give your wish list to and hope to get nice things in return. Perhaps worst than any of these, the God you worship is unpredictable. You never know if and when God is going to show up and what kind of mood He will be in. What we believe about God has a lot to do with the way we come to Him. In today’s passage, Paul is writing about his faith in God. He says that because of Christ, we can come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. Now Christ paints a whole new picture of God. Philip was having doubts about God so he asked Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus replied to him, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!” If we want to know about God, all we have to do is look at the life and love of Jesus. The author of Hebrews says it best. He writes, “So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” So today, how should you come to God? Look to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and join Paul in saying, “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.”
 
TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, thank You for Your love for me. Thank You for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that has made it possible for me to come boldly to You. I come now boldly and confidently into Your presence to receive afresh all Your love and understanding. Thank You, In Jesus name.
AMEN

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Joy and Quiet

TODAY’S VERSE
“My heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. – You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.”
Psalms 16:9, 11 (NLT)

TODAY’S MESSAGE
We were made for rhythms of joy and quiet. David is a perfect example. His heart was full of joy and peaceful rest. But what was his secret? Was it his circumstances? Was it his wealth? Was it the adoration of thousands of followers? No, David’s joy and peace came from his enjoying God’s presence. It was in God’s presence that he felt a love and grace that overwhelmed him with joy and reverent rest. It was this pleasure of living in God’s presence that allowed for David’s rhythm of joy and rest. You can experience the same. Today, spend time in God’s presence. Meditate on His love for you. Let His presence bring you the same joy and quiet that it gave David.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I come to You now. I want to experience the joy and peace of Your presence.
AMEN

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Made For Joy

TODAY’S VERSE
“I come to your altar, O LORD, singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.”
Psalms 26:6-7 (NLT)

“Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.”
Psalms 97:12 (NLT)

TODAY’S MESSAGE
The Christian life was meant to be a life of joy. God created us for joy. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be pain or suffering. There will be, but like a child who cries when it hurts itself, soon returns to joy in the loving and compassionate understanding of it’s mother, we too find joy in the loving arms of our Father God. It is this relationship with our creator, this love bond that He puts in our hearts through the presence of the Holy Spirit that returns us again and again to joy. That is why David could say, “Be glad in the Lord.” It is the knowing that God is glad to be with us, that we are loved beyond measure that allows us come to His altar singing a song of thanksgiving. It is this relationship of complete forgiveness and unconditional love and acceptance by God that has us telling others of His wonders. So today, know that you have a God that loves you more than you will ever know. Bask in the warmth of this realization so when your way gets difficult and you experience deep pain, you will be able to experience God’s loving presence and return to the joy you were created for.
 
TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, thank You for creating me for joy. Thank You for Your unconditional love that fills my heart and causes me, no matter what, to return to joy over and over again.
AMEN

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