Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 23, 2019

Captivated By His Presence

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.” Psalm 62:1 (NIV)

We live for Friday – you know the moment when the weekend begins. Work on a major project ceases, emails can wait and just the thought of Saturday morning pushes us through the day. Destination 5:00 pm, we’re headed to the beach. I can taste the salt air. I can feel the cool breezes, and Saturday never looked so good.

There is no place I feel closer to God than watching the sun dance across the ocean or waves breaking on shore. Just gazing across the water and knowing I can’t define where it starts or stops reminds me of the magnitude of my God. Watching a father lifting up his daughter above the crashing waves reminds me of the times my Heavenly Father has lifted me above my circumstances. Enjoying an early morning walk as the sunrise quietly appears reminds me that God makes all things new each and every day. Captivated by dolphins as they glide effortlessly across the waves reminds me that God creates the perfect environment for all of His creation to thrive. Moonbeams glistening across the dark waters reminds me that God’s light always shines through even in the darkest depths of our soul.

Nothing refreshes my spirit more than to bask in the wonder of God’s presence. Sometimes it’s hard to chill out and just relax allowing our mind to be recharged and our spirit renewed. Our days leave little room for margin – white space – where idle time gets to reign. Unplugged from every device. Simply resisting the urge to get up and do something – releasing us from the “to do list” on the kitchen counter. Quiet resolve to just practice stillness and feel the warmth of God’s love.

So what’s holding us back? Satan specializes in stealing away our moments of silence and reflection because he knows we can’t help but linger on the goodness of our God. His substitutes can be found lurking around any corner. Endless interruptions saturating our minds. Distractions consuming our stillness. Noise shouting loud over quiet. Restlessness sabotaging the very thing we long for – refresh, renewal and recharge.

Sweet friends let’s not give in to the enemy’s game. Let’s guard our “quiet” places and determine to stay fixed on one imperative – the very presence of God. Let’s resist the temptation to move and choose intentionally to be still and leave room for Him to speak deep into our souls. It’s the one thing we need the most.

“Father, there are no words to describe how awesome You are, how incredible You are and how much I love the very thought of You!”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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