The Gift of God’s Presence in the Present - Restore Bible Culture

The Gift of God’s Presence in the Present

Psalm 139 - Your Days Written in His Books

Take a few moments to read through Psalm 139 piece by piece and drink it into your spirit. Notice that in verse 16, everything was written in His books before we were even born.

As we're guided by His word, we can trust His goodness. His purposes are higher than all. There's no higher calling than yielding to His forming hands on the soft clay of our hearts and lives.

His rewards rest on the soul who diligently seeks Him and embraces His ways. When we know who He is and how He is, we naturally trust Him, soften, and surrender.

When we question His sovereignty and character, we naturally doubt Him, stiffen, and choose our own way to our own hurt. He promised us trials either way.

Trust and Obey... For There's No Other Way...

If we choose to trust His way, He also promised to be with us through the trials as they bring forth the contextual treasures of goodness in our lives. As we trust and obey, surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all of our days.

In the wake of following Him through thick and thin, everything is for our good - guaranteed. When He is our overarching priority, life becomes simple. 

Every step becomes a walk together in the eternal present which unfolds moment by moment and day by day. Note that His presence (a gift in the now) is the present (gift) but only in the eternal plane of the now.

Choosing His Present for Our Future

Even in His eternal being that exists beyond time, He can not occupy our anxious projections of the "future" because they are merely the imaginations of our own heart and a turning away from His.

Our "future" becomes a present (gift) when it is in the now, but at that stage it is no longer the future. Until it is unwrapped and unfolded in the loving gift of His present presence, it remains a mystery of specifics wrapped up in days still to come, yet a certainty in goodness because He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Everything outside of the light of His now presence is shadow at best. Let us not walk in darkness. His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.

Harden Not Our Hearts

Today, let us hear the voice of the Word and harden not our hearts allowing the light of His presence to shine into our now. Today, or more specifically this very moment, is the only place we can experience peace.

May we invite His presence into our now with obedient hearts and live there forever in the goodness and mercy that follows. Leaving both lawlessness and legalism we "ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)

His Yoke is Easy

The shed blood of Yeshua/Jesus sets us free to trust and obey. He says, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)

Let's walk in trust and obedience to God. Now is the time. In fact, now is all the time we will ever have.

Romans 8:28, Hebrews 11:6, Romans 12:1-2, etc.

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