I have seen you in your sanctuary
and gazed upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself.
How I praise you!
I will praise you as long as I live,
Lifting up my hands to you in prayer
You satisfy me more than the richest feast.
I will praise you with songs of joy!
You know some days you just have to get back to the basics of chasing after Jesus. Our relationship with our Savior is one that we can’t put on a shelf and hope that it grows. We have to search for Him with all of our heart. Sometimes that requires us being deliberate about making the time to meet with Him.
Recently in South Georgia we had the most beautiful thing happen that we haven’t seen in quite some time…RAIN!
I woke up early on a Saturday morning and heard my Jesus calling me to just sit with Him out on our screen porch while the rain gently fell. My senses were awakened. The smell of the rain and the sounds of the gentle hush all around was amazing and so inviting.
I shared my heart with Jesus. I praised Him for all the small things in my life. Pouring out to Him my hopes, desires, frustrations, and even questions.
My devotional reading was incredible that morning as well. After I spent some time just sitting in the Presence of God, I opened one of my devotionals (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young) and the most amazing passage jumped out of the book!
“As you get out of the bed this morning, be aware of my presence with you. You may not be thinking clearly yet, but I am. Your early morning thoughts tend to be anxious ones until you get connected with me. Invite me into your thoughts by whispering MY Name. Suddenly your day brightens and feels more user-friendly. You can not dread a day that is vibrant with my Presence. You gain confidence through knowing that I am with you – that you face nothing alone. Anxiety stems from asking the wrong question. “If such and such happens, can I handle it?” The true question is not whether you can cope with whatever happens, but whether you and I together can handle anything that occurs. It is this “you and I together factor” that gives you confidence to face the day cheerfully.”
I love it when my Jesus boosts my confidence with His Presence!
As I sat and had coffee and sweet mediation with Jesus through this devotional, I felt like He reminded me of a song in my past that brought such great comfort. I had to share. I pray it brings you into the presence of our Savior with such encouragement.