My biggest dream is to have God’s presence with me every single day. I have many dreams, but this is the biggest one. The last two weeks have been a bit stormy to say the least, and I knew God was in the midst of everything but it for sure didn’t feel like it. And then today I drove to the beach, ranted to God, sang some worship, cried a little, read one of my lifeline bible versus and then God’s tangible presence flooded the car. So much life. So much joy. So much peace. So much faith. I felt different about absolutely everything in a split second. After that moment I was plugged back in. Like drinking a cold glass of water on a hot summers day. God always heals our hearts. He always brings life.
I want an amazing life like you do, I have so many dreams but I desire those everyday moments with God even more. We always run to other things, and they won’t satisfy in the way Jesus can. He wants to take the heavy burdens. We were never supposed to carry it. He comes to bring life in abundance. He is Hope and Joy. He is our rock. I am thankful to Jesus that even the weeks when we drift away, he draws us back in by spirit to return.
I don’t always feel His presence, on the days I don’t I am learning to choose to have big faith. He is always there even the times we don’t feel it.
‘How I yearn for God’s presence.
How I yearn to pour it out on those around me.‘
We are in a spiritual battle guys and more than ever we have got to protect our daily time with God. He is LIFE. And when we hang out with the one who Is Life guess what we will pour out? Life! In a world that is dark and hopeless, in a world that more than ever needs Jesus.
‘Christ in me the Hope of glory.’ – Collosians 1:27
How can we release Hope into this world if we are not spending time with the one who IS hope?
Psalm 27 vs 4 | ‘One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and seek him in his temple’
Daily Time With God Tips:
1. Start With Silence
Be still and wait for God. Don’t be in a hurry. Silence has a way of kicking out religious pressure and obligation. You might be amazed how you will hear God clearer in the silence.
2. Let Go Of Control.
God is your Father. You don’t have to lead or control in your time with God. Let His spirit lead and guide you.
3. Read God’s Word In a Way That Works For You.
Whether that’s big chunks of scripture. Or writing out little versus and meditating on them. Or listening to the bible app.. find a way of reading the bible that actually works for you.
4. Spice Things Up
It doesnt have to look the same everyday! Change location. Have fun in your time with God.
5. Have Grace On Yourself.
Baby steps my love. Little by little we are building and cultivating. Please don’t be mean to yourself if you skip a devotional. God lives in your heart, this is not about duty or your works. God understands you, and He knows your life flow. Do your best. Even if it’s 2 mins a day to start with.
“Do not be discouraged by the resistance you will encounter from your human nature; you must go against your human inclinations. Often, in the beginning, you will think that you are wasting time, but you must go on, be determined and persevere in it until death, despite all the difficulties.”