Monday, November 25, 2013

A Moment In His Presence

My BFF "Jane" shared a video with me last week. It was about 5:30 a.m. when the text came through and it was THE perfect end to my study time with the Lord.

Praying you take a minute and bask in His presence. Read Psalm 139:6-8 from the Message translation while listening. We have so much to be thankful for today! 

I'm thankful for His abiding presence. 


God, investigate my life;
    get all the facts firsthand.
I’m an open book to you;
    even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
    I’m never out of your sight.
You know everything I’m going to say
    before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you’re there,
    then up ahead and you’re there, too—
    your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
    I can’t take it all in!
Is there any place I can go to avoid your Spirit?
    to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there!
    If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings
    to the far western horizon,
You’d find me in a minute—
    you’re already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark!
    At night I’m immersed in the light!”
It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you; 
night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you. 




What are you thankful for today, concerning God?


5 comments:

  1. "I’m never out of your sight."

    Oh how I love that!

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  2. Psalm 139 - one of my all-time favorites. And I love this translation. I'm thankful for so many things, my Friend. The list is long and full of His grace and blessings.

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  3. Loved this, Jess!

    I'm thankful that He's sooo patient despite all my pitiful faults.

    Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving! (((HUGS)))

    PS Guess what! Where there's a will, there's a way! After much tinkering over the wk end, I figured out what the issue was regardng not being able to comment. I switched browsers! So.... in order to comment on Blogger sites, I have to remember to temporarily default back to a previous browser. A pain, BUT hey! You're worth it! hahahaha :)

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  4. I've been reading a lot of verses in The Message lately and boy have they been connecting. Loved this one today:)

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  5. Beautiful! I need to get me a copy of this translation. Thanks for sharing, Jess.

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