O Lord , You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord , You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
Psalms 139:1-12 NKJV
It’s the beginning of a new year and I am so thankful to the Lord that I’m here yet another day. Here for a purpose greater than my own thinking can imagine. You too.
We’ve all had our share of joys and sorrows, defeats and victories, open doors as well as closed ones, storms and sunny days. So while there may have been times when we have wanted to throw in the towel and give up, the Lord didn’t. He knows that we can make it. Just another little push to encourage the heart to keep going.
At. His. Feet. (sigh)
Prayer time because we need You Lord. All day every day. Emotions come and go and there is no surety that we are right but we can stand assured knowing that God is right. All the time.
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21 NKJV
At His feet when decisions are needed to be made, but most importantly to desire to draw closer to Him. He’s the lover of our souls, the I Am who’s able to meet us right where we are and talk. To hear us out as we also take the time to hear Him.
No greater friend we have than in He. The Lord is not just anyone. He’s our Father, Daddy, Jehovah Jireh (our Provider ), Counselor, Peace – maker, Creator and our all in all just to name a few.
While 2015 has had its share of trials we can rest assure that coming into 2016 that the Lord is still beside us. Still wanting us, desiring intimacy with us, still patient and loving as we long to have brighter days attempting to do this life on our own terms at times. He knows us better than we know ourselves so how about a new change this year?
Less of self and more of Him.
At His feet praying and drawing near.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8a)
Happy New Year to you dear reader. I pray that you take time daily to reflect on your life and how it’s being used for the glory of God. Some did not make it but we have been counted to be here for another day and with a greater purpose than just coasting through it. The Lord loves you more than you can ever know. May the passing days be filled with love, mercy, hope, grace, perseverance, and all things related to the Fruits of the Spirit so that we can not only show the Love of Christ to others but to be a living example of His presence and faithfulness. Prayer is key these days more than ever. Much can be accomplished when we do it.
Be blessed, encouraged and filled with His joy always,