This morning as I sat looking outside my window, I reflected on my life. I thought about all that I had experienced. Good times. Bad times. Challenges. Triumphs. I could not help recalling all of the special ways that God had shown Himself present.
God had always been present. He was present when I was hurting and afraid to cry out. He was present when I needed a friend who would love me in spite of myself and my not so pretty ways. He was present when I walked into compromising situations. He was present when I had to stand alone for a cause or fight I believed in. He was present when I chose the not so good path. He was also present and waiting when I returned back into His loving arms.
To know that God loves me, brokenness and all, and that He has always been present in my life moves me to tears. To know that He knew me even before my time on this side of heaven began shakes me to the core. To know that He makes Himself known in so many spectacular and amazing ways gives me hope. To know that He is present when I am not gives me comfort. And to know that His arms are wide open and His hands are outstretched toward me gives me peace.
The presence of God is a gift that I will cherish for as long as I live.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for Your Presence in my life. I am overjoyed that you care enough for me to be present at all times. I pray that you will delight me, overwhelm me, and thrill me for the remainder of my days. Love me as only You can, and help me to love you more than I already do. Help me to quietly reflect on who You are and to acknowledge Your powerful presence always.
What quiet reflections would you like to share?