“Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it.’” Genesis 28:16
One is the loneliest number. Do you agree with the title of this popular Beatles song? Even hardcore introverts need someone else occasionally!:)
The reality is, we are never totally alone. If you have a relationship with God through Jesus, you would probably agree, but do you believe it? Are you living every minute of every day convinced of it? Sometimes it takes losing those we’ve counted on for companionship to experience the power of God’s presence every minute of every day. Consider Elsie’s story…
Elsie and her sister never married. For years they had lived together and cared for one another. When her sister passed away Elsie was alone and the little apartment felt empty. “One” seemed like a verylonely number… until she talked with the Lord about it, "There's nobody left for me but you, O Lord," she sighed aloud.
Elsie decided to take that thought seriously. When she rose in the morning, she said, "Thank you for waking me so gently, Lord. What shall we do together today?" She had breakfast, thanking God for the food, and then went for a walk. As she walked she sensed the silent steps of Christ beside her.
When Elsie watched the news she wondered what Jesus would think about each story and when a salesman came to the door, she treated him with extra courtesy, because she knew that's what Christ would do. At night Elsie sensed the wonderful presence of God and fell asleep with a smile.
God had never moved. He was always by Elsie’s side. She took that thought seriously and so can you. He is always by your side. Are you going to go through the day thinking you’re alone or are you going to experience the power of His presence? The choice is yours.
Your View of God Really Matters…
Our God is a Person--a loving, living presence who wants to be at the very center of your daily life. Experience His reality by actively acknowledging His presence throughout the day. Talk with Him about your decisions. As a follower of Jesus, “one” is never your number.
Read God’s Word Today!
Psalm 23:4 NLT “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me.”
GOD, because You are everywhere all the time I know I am never alone.
Based on the writings of Bill Bright
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