Day 2 | Changed In God's Presence
Yesterday we read in Rom 12:2 Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.
So many of us try changing things from the outside first. I guess these are the obvious changes we need to make. The bible gives us great advice for this Christian journey - fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out.
It didn't take me long to work out that God changes us from the inside fist. I know it doesn't always happen as quick on the inside but it seems to last longer. Maybe it's because of the prayerful conversations we have with God over the areas that need changing?
We don't have to wait until Sunday to be in God's presence. We can enter His presence at any moment of any day. I love finding a place where I can spend time with God. A place where I know I won't be distracted. Some place people won't ask me questions. I call this my secret place. It's probably not a secret place to everyone else - could be the front steps - but God and I know it's a place we meet and spend time together.
TIME TO THINK:
Do you have a secret place?
How often do you spend time in God's presence?
Father, I steady my heart and I quiet my soul because I want to say I love You and I need You. Help me find places where we can meet together. Help me enter Your presence even if I can't get to that place. Thank you that You dwell in me and will never leave me.
Psalm 119:169-176 MSG
“Let my cry come right into your presence, GOD; provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word. Give my request your personal attention, rescue me on the terms of your promise. Let praise cascade off my lips; after all, you’ve taught me the truth about life! And let your promises ring from my tongue; every order you’ve given is right. Put your hand out and steady me since I’ve chosen to live by your counsel. I’m homesick, GOD, for your salvation; I love it when you show yourself! Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well, use your decrees to put iron in my soul. And should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me! I’ll recognize the sound of your voice.”