Silence and Centering
“Be still, and know that I am God!- Psalm 46:10
God of grace and truth, in Jesus Christ, You came among us to call us to Yourself. You came as our Shepherd that we might hear Your voice and follow wherever You lead. Yet all too often we have been blind to Your presence, deaf to Your voice, and rebellious to Your will. Forgive us and our sheep-like ways. Take away our timid faith and excuses. In Your mercy, strengthen us with a renewed hope that we might follow and love You with our whole hearts. In Christ’s Name we pray. Amen.
PAUSE FOR 2 MINUTES OF SILENCE
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him.”
II Peter 1:3 (NIV)
How many times have we felt inadequate in a situation? If only there was something that could help us? It is easy to feel this way about our spiritual life. How can we live for God? How can we live this Christian life the way He wants us to? By ourselves we can’t. But the good news is, “He has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” How? Through His presence, His power and His promises. Today, spend time and get to know God. Talk to Him. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you. If you will spend time getting to know God, you will find that He does indeed have everything you need for life and godliness.
PAUSE FOR 2 MINUTES OF SILENT PRAYER & REFLECTION.
Dear God, I want to live the life You want me to, but I can’t do it by myself. I need You. I need Your presence, your power and your promises in my life. Reveal Yourself to me today and in the days to come, so I can get to know You more and more and live the life You desire for me.
God’s presence, power and promises gives me all I need for life
See yourself standing in the presence of God. As you sit before Him you receive a Bible. In it are His promises toward you. As you read, your faith increases. Your trust in God and His promises give you hope and you feel a power rise up in your life. As you go about your day you find His presence, power and promises giving you everything you need for living a Godly life. Sense a joy in your heart and thank Him for His mighty promises.
Devotional By Ron Ovitt