By Wendy M. Reynolds
When was the last time you just sat in the presence of God? I did today. I didnít really bring any petitions up before Him. I just wanted to sit before Him, reverence Him- Focus on His Goodness and His Greatness. Now, Iím not saying this to make myself sound so spiritual- I mean really this should be an on going daily experience-right? But how often do we get side tracked by the busyness of the day -by obligations and demands and . . .Before we know it the whole day has passed by us and God gets whatever we have left.
Daily on my job and in life period there is so much negativity to be seen. It can be frustrating. If we are not careful we can began to conform to our environment and our hearts can become hardened. I needed a change of heart. I needed a change of view. I needed to see God in all His splendor. So, I sat in His presence. There I was refreshed as I was reminded of the enormity of God and the fact that everything else-the situations I face- everything is so small in comparison to who He is. You know we often think of life as good vs. evil. There is no competition-really there is only one possible outcome where God is concerned. He wins every time. We just have to choose whether to accept Him at His word or not-to do what He says even when we feel like doing something else.
What life will we live? To whom will we serve? Will we choose to win or will we choose to lose? I am choosing to win. I am choosing to not compromise. I am choosing to let God change me. Lord knows I need change! It is my prayer that God will direct my path and allow me to be in His will and fulfill His purpose for my life. I am choosing to serve a God who loves me and gave all for me. Iíve attempted to comprehend His love. Itís so amazing. I know the life I live and yes, its definitely in need of improvements. Iím not a terrible person but Iíve made mistakes. I sometimes do my own thing without first acknowledging God. But even in my shortcomings and my faults, even when I feel that I totally screw up and I fall, God still loves me and is willing to forgive and move me forward into a much better place.
The more I hang out with Him, the more He shows me who I am in Him and who He is to me. He is an awesome and powerful and personable God. Nothing, absolutely nothing can change Him. However, I am finding out that the more I sit in His presence the more I am changed! For how can we truly sit in His presence and not be changed?!
Savior, oh Savior
All glory to Thy Name.
How can I be in Your presence
And ever be the same?
I canít. Iíve changed- never to be the same again.
Youíve brought me back in remembrance of Your word
Iím reminded that its not about me or the things I think I want or need.
Itís about You, Your plans, Your desires, Your purpose- Its about following Your lead.
Itís about focusing on Your greatness to which noone can compare.
Itís about remembering that no matter what I face or where I am, You are always right there.
Copyright 2004 by Wendy M. Reynolds
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