Practicing His presence this week

Written by on December 21, 2011

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith. (Eph. 2:8)

      I am so grateful that God’s grace and mercy are at the core of our faith. I don’t know about you, but I don’t deserve God’s forgiveness, especially on days when I’m short-tempered with my family.

Yet by some miracle, God still wants to commune with us, to tell us how much He loves us. How can that beI often wonder. Seems as though it’s the thousandth time we’ve tried to make this thing about achievement, yet He patiently waits for us.

Then God simply says, “Come.”

So I have come – I’ve doubled the time spent in devotionals this week.

My prayer for you and me today:

  • That even this week, as we celebrate the birth of God’s Son, we’d practice the presence of God, as we match socks, stand in line at the store, and fill up our gas tanks. I’ve resolved to pray, Lord, You are here with me. Fill me, use me.
  • That in quiet moments of reflection we’d sense the wealth of God’s kindness and mercy fresh each day. Oh, no, I’ve just blown it again with my husband and kids. Doggone it!  Lord,  thank You (and them) for forgiving me. Again. And again. And Again.

What will you do to enter into the intimacy of God’s presence this week?

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  1. Jarrod   On   December 21, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I will tear open my package through the "veil" of the paper and be thankful that at my Lord's death, the veil tore from top to bottom. Allowing me to have access to the Father through the death of the Son.
    What is revealed in the package I hope to use the object inside to its full potential. May I use the Savior to the full potential!

    • Lynn Hare   On   December 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      What an amazing image – the veil being torn. I, too, thank God for access to our potential in through Christ. I praise Him that we don’t have to accomplish anything to gain that access.

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