YOU SIT QUIETLY in My Presence, remember that I am a God of abundance. I will never run out of resources; My
capacity to bless you is unlimited. You
live in a world of supply and demand, where necessary things are often
scarce. Even if you personally have
enough, you see poverty in the world around you. It is impossible for you to comprehend the
lavishness of My provisions: the
fullness of My glorious riches.
spending time in My Presence, you gain glimpses of My overflowing
vastness. These glimpses are tiny
foretastes of what you will experience eternally in heaven. Even now you have access to as much of Me as
you have faith to receive. Rejoice in My
abundance—living by faith, not by sight.
Philippians 4:19; 2 Corinthians 5:7
TO ME with your plans held in abeyance. Worship Me in spirit and in truth, allowing
My Glory to permeate your entire being.
Trust Me enough to let Me guide you through this day, accomplishing My
purposes in My timing. Subordinate your
myriad plans to My Master Plan. I am
sovereign over every aspect of your life!
challenge continually before you is to trust Me and search for My way through each
day. Do not blindly follow your habitual
route, or you will miss what I have prepared for you. As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My
thoughts than your thoughts.
John 4:24; Isaiah 55:8-9(NKJV)
WANT YOU TO KNOW how safe and secure you are in My Presence. That is a fact, totally independent of your
feelings. You are on your way to heaven;
nothing can prevent you from reaching that destination. There you will see Me face to Face, and your
Joy will be off the charts by any earthly standards. Even now, you are never separated from Me,
though you must see Me through eyes of faith.
I will walk with you till the end of time, and onward into eternity.
My Presence is a guaranteed promise that does not necessarily change your
feelings. When you forget I am with you,
you may experience loneliness or fear.
It is through awareness of My Presence that Peace displaces negative
feelings. Practice the discipline of
walking consciously with Me through each day.
1 Corinthians 13: 12; Psalm 29:11
YOUR SINS WEIGHT HEAVY upon you, come to Me.
Confess your wrongdoing, which I know all about before you say a
word. Stay in the Light of My Presence,
receiving forgiveness, cleansing, and healing.
Remember that I have clothed you
in My righteousness, so nothing can separate you from Me. Whenever you stumble or fall, I am there to
tendency is to hide from his sin, seeking refuge in the darkness. There he indulges in self-pity,
self-righteousness, blaming, and hatred.
But I am the Light of the world,
and My illumination decimates the darkness.
Come close to Me and let My Light envelop you, driving out darkness and
permeating you with Peace.
1 John 1:7; Isaiah 61:10; John 8:12
THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, am with you and for you. What more could you need? When you feel some lack, it is because you
are not connecting with Me at a deep level.
I offer abundant Life; your part is to trust Me, refusing to worry about
is not so much adverse events that make you anxious as it is your thoughts
about those events. Your mind engages in
efforts to take control of a situation, to bring about the result you
desire. Your thoughts close in on the
problem like ravenous wolves. Determined
to make things go your way, you forget that I am in charge of your life. The only remedy is to switch your focus from
the problem to My Presence. Stop all your
striving, and watch to see what I will do.
I am the Lord!
Romans 8:31-32; Micah 7:7
THINGS DON’T GO as you would like, accept the situation immediately. If you indulge in feelings of regret, they
can easily spill over the line into resentment.
Remember that I am sovereign over your circumstances, and humble yourself under My mighty hand. Rejoice in what I am doing in your life, even
though it is beyond your understanding.
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In Me you have everything you need, both for
this life and for the life yet to come.
Don’t let the impact of the world shatter your thinking or draw you away
from focusing on Me. The ultimate
challenge is to keep fixing your eyes on Me, no matter what is going on around
you. When I am central in your thinking,
you are able to view circumstances from My perspective.
1 Peter 5:6; John 14:6
EACH NEW DAY with desire to find Me.
Before you get out of bed, I have already been working to prepare the
path that will get you through this day.
There are hidden treasures strategically placed along the way. Some of the treasures are trials, designed to
shake you free from earth-shackles.
Others are blessings that reveal My Presence: sunshine, flowers, birds, friendships, answered
prayer. I have not abandoned this
sin-wracked world; I am still richly present in it.
for deep treasures as you go through this day.
You will find Me all along the way.
Colossians 2:2-3; Isaiah 33:6
ME YOUR MIND for rest and renewal. Let
Me infuse My Presence into your thoughts.
As your mind stops racing, your body relaxes and you regain awareness of
Me. This awareness is vital to your
spiritual well-being; it is your lifeline, spiritually speaking.
are actually more than four dimensions in this world where you live. In addition to the three dimensions of space
and the one of time, there is the dimension of openness to My Presence. This dimension transcends the others, giving
you glimpses of heaven while you still reside on earth. This was part of My original design for
mankind. Adam and Eve used to walk with
Me in the garden, before their expulsion from Eden. I want you to walk with Me in the garden of
your heart, where I have taken up permanent residence.
Genesis 3:8; Psalm 89:15
WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH YOU, My child.
Your mind leaps from problem to problem to problem, tangling your
thoughts in anxious knots. When you
think like that, you leave Me out of your world-view and your mind becomes
darkened. Though I yearn to help, I will
not violate your freedom. I stand
silently in the background of your mind, waiting for you to remember that I am
you turn from your problems to My Presence, your load is immediately
lighter. Circumstances may not have
changed, but we carry your burdens together.
Your compulsion to “fix” everything gives way to deep, satisfying
connection with Me. Together we can
handle whatever this day brings.
Isaiah 41:10; Zephaniah 3:17; Psalm 34:19
A WORLD of unrelenting changes, I am the One who never changes. I am
the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Find in Me the stability for which you have
created a beautifully ordered world: one
that reflected My perfection. Now,
however, the world is under the bondage of sin and evil. Every person on the planet faces gaping jaws
of uncertainty. The only antidote to
this poisonous threat is drawing closer to Me.
In My Presence you can face uncertainty wit perfect Peace.
Revelation 22:13; John 16:33(AMP)
SEEK MY FACE at the
beginning of your day. This practice
enables you to “put Me on” and “wear Me” throughout the day. Most people put on clothes soon after arising
from bed. Similarly, the sooner you “put
Me on” by communicating with Me, the better prepared you are for whatever comes
“wear Me” is essentially to have My mind:
to think My thoughts. Ask the
Holy Spirit to control your thinking; be transformed by this renewal within
you. Thus you are well equipped to face
whatever people and situations I bring your way. Clothing your mind in Me is your best
preparation for each day. This
discipline brings Joy and Peace to you and those around you.
Psalm 27:8(NKJV); Romans 13:14; Colossians
ME ANOINT YOU with My Presence. I am King of kings, and Lord of lords,
dwelling in unapproachable Light. When
you draw near to Me, I respond by coming closer to you. As My Presence envelops you, you may feel
overwhelmed by My Power and Glory. This
is a form of worship: sensing your
smallness in comparison to My Greatness.
has tended to make himself the measure of all things. But man’s measure is too tiny to comprehend
My majestic vastness. That is why most
people do not see Me at all, even though they
live and move and have their being in Me.
the radiant beauty of My Presence.
Declare My glorious Being to the world!
1 Timothy 6:15-16; James 4:8; Acts 17:28;
AM WITH YOU, watching over you constantly.
I am Emmanuel (God with you);
My Presence enfolds you in radiant Love.
Nothing, including the brightest blessings and the darkest trials, can
separate you from Me. Some of My
children find Me more readily during dark times, when difficulties force then
to depend on Me. Others feel closer to
Me when their lives are filled with good things. They respond with thanksgiving and praise,
thus opening wide the door to My Presence.
know precisely what you need to draw nearer to Me. Go through each day looking for what I have
prepared for you. Accept every event as
My hand-tailored provision for your needs.
When you view your life this way, the most reasonable response is to be
thankful. Do not reject any of My gifts;
find Me in every situation.
Matthew 1:23; Colossians 2:6-7
WITH ME cannot be rushed. When you are
in a hurry, your mind flitters back and forth between Me and the tasks ahead of
you. Push back the demands pressing in
on you; create a safe space around you, a haven in which you can rest with
Me. I also desire this time of focused
attention and I use it to bless you, strengthening and equipping you for the
day ahead. Thus, spending time with Me
is a wise investment.
Me the sacrifice of your precious time.
This creates sacred space around you—space permeated with My Presence and My Peace.
Psalm 119:27; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Hebrews
PEACE THAT I GIVE YOU transcends your intellect. When most of your mental energy goes into
efforts to figure things out, you are unable to receive this glorious
gift. I look into your mind and see
thoughts spinning round and round: going
nowhere, accomplishing nothing. All the
while, My Peace hovers over you, searching for a place to land.
still in My Presence, inviting Me to control your thoughts. Let My Light soak into your mind and heart,
until you are aglow with My very Being.
This is the most effective way to receive My Peace.
Thessalonians 3:16; Job 22;21