Thursday, June 10, 2010

God’s Presence, My Good

“But as for me, the nearness of God is my good” (Psalm 73:28).  Believing that God is always present with you will make a world of difference in your life.  Richard Sibbes is another great Puritan who addressed this subject with discernment: “Carnal reasoning will tell you that God does not see or govern, but has left the earth.  The Holy Spirit teaches us to see that God is  our best friend, and that he will never forsake us.  God fills the whole earth and heaven with his presence.  He is always present in power and providence by his Spirit in supporting, comforting, and strengthening the hearts of his children.  God alone can fill every corner of the soul of man.  God is a fountain that will never run dry.  There is not a minute of time in all of our life but we must either be near to God or we will be undone.”  Scripture assures us that God is near to all that call upon Him.  Therefore, the wise Christian will labor to be near Him by prayer and praise.  We must grow in our understanding and fill our thoughts with Him.  The joy of daily communion with God can transform prayer from a duty into a delight.           

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