God Is Near

God Is Near

 

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. — Luke 12:7

Never take for granted My intimate nearness. Marvel at the wonder of My continual Presence with you. Even the most ardent human lover cannot be with you always. Nor can another person know the intimacies of your heart, mind, and spirit. I know everything about you — even the number of hairs on your head. You don’t need to work at revealing yourself to Me.

Many people spend a lifetime or a small fortune searching for someone who understands them. Yet I am freely available to all who call upon My Name, who open their hearts to receive Me as Savior. This simple act of faith is the beginning of a lifelong love story.

I, the Lover of your soul, understand you perfectly and love you eternally.

What does God’s “ultimate nearness” mean? Do you take His Presence for granted? How?

What comfort does God’s loving knowledge — even the number of hairs on your head — provide?

We are not only fully known and understood but also eternally loved. What assurances does this give?

Read More: Psalm 145:18 NKJV; John 1:12; Romans 10:13

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Finding Him

Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. — Hebrews 3:1

I am renewing your mind. When your thoughts flow freely, they tend to move toward problems. Your focus gets snagged on a given problem, circling round and round it in attempts to gain mastery. Your energy is drained away from other matters through this negative focus. Worst of all, you lose sight of Me.

A renewed mind is Presence- focused.

Train your mind to seek Me in every moment, every situation. Sometimes you can find Me in your surroundings: a lilting birdsong, a loved one’s smile, golden sunlight. At other times, you must draw inward to find Me. I am always present in your spirit.

Seek My Face, speak to Me, and I will light up your mind.

Do your thoughts “tend to move toward problems”? Why?

How have you seen the truth that “a renewed mind is Presence-focused” in your own life?

God is always present with us. When do you feel God most near?

Read More: Psalm 105:4; Romans 12:2

Excerpted with permission from Life in His Presence: A Jesus Calling Guided Journal by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.

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Your Turn

God’s nearness is the invaluable gift of being His child. We can seek Him every moment of the day, in every circumstance and find Him in myriad ways. He knows every detail about us (even those that we don’t even know) and loves us completely. How is His presence displayed for you today? Come share with us on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

Sarah Young

Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 30 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence-each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

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