Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.”
- 1 Chronicles 16:8-11
“Here at my office desk I ask His aid, no matter where I am I crave His care; in moments when my soul is sore afraid it comforts most to know He’s everywhere.
“The Lord commanded us to learn to abide in Him and to remain steadfast in our faith. He tells us to trust in Him absolutely, and to shelter ourselves under His strong wings, and in the cleft of His rock-like presence. He delights when we retreat into His arms for comfort and tender expressions of love.”
- God’s Little Devotional Book on Prayer, Honor Books Publishing
God is everywhere. That is a foreboding thought to a young child, as he/she thinks of naughty things to do. It makes it worse when your parents seem to have eyes in the back of their heads.
But it is a comforting thought when you are alone, or you feel lonely. You are never truly alone. God is by your side.
The point is “which of these scenarios is you?”
Do you wish to run and hide as Adam and Eve did in the Garden? Or do you crave God’s tender care all day long?
All the promises that God makes in the Bible boil down to whether we crave His care. When we crave the care that God provides, He will give us our heart’s desire, more of that care. He will reveal Himself to us in powerful ways. And because we care for nothing other than being with Him, He grants that wish, and some day soon, I will take long walks with Jesus every day.
But until that happens, I need to start each day, talking to Him, asking Him questions, marveling at the beauties of the day.
The Scripture above is from David’s instructions to Asaph, his “worship leader” for lack of a better title. Praise God and sing songs of praise. If God is all you want, He will give of Himself.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.