Promoting Word Study
This is another time when Presence matters. When I invoke God’s presence by praising Him, attending Church or studying the bible, I receive hope and comfort. Unlike with a self-help book, I understand that it is not all up to me. My job, as a Christian, is to spend time encouraging myself in the Lord. Then remembering that He is the author and the finisher of my salvation and as long as I have Him I am already successful, forgiven, accepted, loved and approved.
You know, Max Lucado has a wonderful book entitled “It’s Not About Me.” In it he says, “If it’s all about you, then it’s all up to you.” I’ve read this book a number of times. I am excited to believe that God rescues me from having to bare it all. Because of this belief I can have a hope and a future. I am free from worry and fear or failure. I am free to enjoy the journey.
“Look, happy is the person whom God corrects; so don’t reject the Almighty’s instruction. He injures, but he binds up; he strikes, but his hands heal. From six adversities he will deliver you; from seven harm won’t touch you. In famine he will ransom you from death;in war, from the power of the sword. You will be hidden from the tongue’s sting,
and you won’t fear destruction when it comes. You will laugh at destruction and hunger;
you won’t be afraid of wild beasts; for you will make an agreement with the stones of the field; and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.
You will know that your tent is secure. You will examine your home and miss nothing.
You will know that you’ll have many children. Your offspring will be like the grass of the earth.You will come to your grave in old age as bundles of grain stacked up at harvest time.
Look, we’ve searched this out, and so it is; listen and find out for yourself,” (Job 5:17-27CEB).
Thanks for reading my post. I hope that I was able to convey the fact that Presence Matters.