In Your Presence
I need frequent reminders of who you are and who I am in you
So I run to your presence to be reminded
I cannot afford business to suck me in, pulling me away from you
The stakes are just too high
You said you will keep me in perfect peace
And it’s true, that’s if my thoughts are fixed on you
I know life and all its duties are loudly calling me
But I must,
I MUST prioritize being in your presence to hear your still small voice
Your presence is the sweetest thing I know
All the time
And all the time you are good!
You equip me for the battle
You comfort me when I feel beat down and yes your joy gives me strength when I am depleted.
You keep me from falling when temptations try to pull me away
You are my daily bread, giving me exactly what I need from day to day
In your presence I find
It only makes sense for me to make seeking your face a priority
Question for reflections?
- Do you make excuses for why you can’t spend time with the Lord?
- Have you made spending time with Him a priority?
- Do you see a difference in your day when you slow down and give God time in prayer and reading the word?
- How do you think your life would be different if you were constantly seeking the face of the Lord?
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.