In Your Presence: The Place of Joy

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Life is full of distractions and disturbances. Where can we go to find relief? The answer is not in vacations, trips, pills, or any other substances. The only place we can find true peace is in the presence of the Lord.

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalms 16:11 (KJV)

In His presence, we can find all that we need. We can find rest and peace. We can receive healing and deliverance. In His presence, we can be changed. Only in His presence will we become like Him. Never lose the desire to be in His presence.

Remember, His presence is not always signified by emotions, but by an inward peace and assurance. As we live and worship in His presence, we will find the fullness of joy. Freedom will be ours also, because where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Prayer of the Week:

“I thank you for the presence of the Holy Spirit. I can always find the peace I need through His presence. I thank you for all things. Amen.”

Thy Will Be Done: Following the Example of Jesus

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As Christians, we are members of the kingdom of God. We must live to please Him. There are times when we face some difficult situations. However, if it is the will of the Lord for us to endure some hard trials, we have to submit to Him. Daily, we should make an affirmation of our willingness to submit to God in difficult situations.

Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:42 (KJV)

When Jesus prayed before the crucifixion, He surrendered to the will of God. We have to follow His example. If He endured the cross, we have to endure our trials and tests.

We  have  to  be  willing,  today, to say “Not my will, but yours be done.” In doing so, God will add all other things to us according to His will.

Prayer of the Week:

 “I know that I can trust you God but help me to follow Christ’s example of submission to your will. I thank for grace and peace to do it. Amen.”

I’m Still Blessed: I am the Seed of Abraham

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God promised Abraham that He would bless him and make him a blessing. Through faith, we are children of Abraham and heirs of the promise, which includes the blessing of the Lord abiding upon us. However, events and circumstances in life can make us feel as if we are not blessed.

Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all. Romans 4:16 (KJV)

On today, trust God and His promises. Whatever He has said concerning you, it is true. Regardless of the events in your life presently, know that you are still blessed. In spite of opposition and difficulties, you are still blessed. He has delivered you before and will again. Rise up and say with me, “I’m still blessed!”

Prayer of the Week:

“Lord, thank you for your blessings in my life. I thank you that you will be with me always. Amen.”