O Lord, I come into your presence!
In the Word
Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8a
Of the Word
Practice silence before God. Have you tried that lately in our loud, chaotic world? Find a special quiet place. Close your eyes; picture yourself in His presence. In fact, you are! Try to describe how you feel. The writer of Hebrews tells us: Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). But don’t wait until you have a pressing need to come into His presence; come into His presence daily to learn of His grace, mercy and peace.
The psalmist wrote: I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 121:1–2). So, no matter where we are or what time of day or night it is, God promises we can come directly into His presence and find help.
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord, I thank You that I can come into Your presence to find grace, mercy and peace each day. Help me to seek You first in my life, Lord, so that I will be prepared for whatever comes my way. In Jesus’ name. Amen.