“Come close to Me, and rest in My Presence. I AM all around you, closer than the very air you breathe. Trust Me with each breath you take.
Your need for Me is as constant as your need for oxygen. So don’t neglect the discipline of practicing My Presence. Because your mind is easily distracted, you must keep coming back to Me again and again. Do not be discouraged by your tendency to wander off in tangents from your true Center in me. Simply keep making the needed adjustments to return to Me. Make these little corrections joyfully—trusting in My unfailing Love.
Use My Name, ‘Jesus,’ to reconnect with Me. Whisper it, sing it, shout it—remembering what it means: ‘The LORD saves.’ Embellish My Name with words of love and trust. Let your heart overflow with gratitude as you ponder all I AM to you, all I have done for you. These practices draw you close to Me and help you rest in My Presence.”
“Jesus Today”, entry 53
Psalm 62:5-6 (NIV)5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. NIV. © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
Psalm 52:8 (NIV)But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. NIV. © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
Matthew 1:21 (NKJV)And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.