“But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,My glory and the One who lifts up my head.” ~...Read More
Category: Finding God’s Presence
A song in the wind whistled through the pines. Looking up, I took in the majesty of a September sky. I could hear the wind’s song — like a melody played on the strings of a violin. Soft and low. Its moan reflected the cry in my heart — the need for peace and reassurance. I needed to recognize God’s abiding presence.
As pavement transitioned to gravel, and pastureland spread wide, three bluebirds swooped low, crossing my path.Read More
by Nan Jones | Sep 19, 2021 | bible devotions online, Christian Living, Finding God's Presence, Nan Jones author and speaker, bible devotions online, finding God's Presence, prayer, prayer, Recognizing God | 0 |
Lord, my hope is found in You. This I know and I rely upon — You remain faithful. My heart is holding onto hope, but I’m fighting to keep my grip from slipping.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You promise to deliver us from them all. Fiery trials are on every side, uncertain futures frighten me.Read More
When I consider the ways of God, I often think about His grace – what difference does the grace of God make in my life?
Recently, we awoke to cool mountain air. Rain peppered down on earth parched by two weeks of a hot late summer. The air felt fresh. Birds sang, praising their Creator for the refreshing rain.Read More
“Before you do anything, put your trust totally in God and not in yourself. Then every...Read More
Streams in the Desert lay open next to my Bible, its pages dog-eared and underlined, with scribbled notes in margins after years of repeated use. This is my seventh year pouring over these life-changing words, and yet this sweet devotional spoke fresh to me again this morning. I had to ask myself, “Why should I thank God for my thorns?”
George Matheson, the well-known blind preacher of Scotland once said, ‘My dear God, I have never thanked You for my thorns … ‘Read More
Lord, You are my strength and my song. In the night seasons, You come to me and the light of Your glory permeates my darkness and settles my soul. Your presence is so real to me — Your love so palpable.
Why am I discouraged? Why is my soul disquieted within me, weary from a steady stream of events in this fallen world?Read More
Often, I find myself thinking about how to trace God’s hand — how to understand His ways and His thoughts. I know I can trust Him, but sometimes life is just plain hard.
I remember choosing the blue crayon — cobalt. The color of deep sky reaching the heavenly heights.Read More
Lord, I love how powerful You are. I have seen Your light, I have watched the enemy tremble at the mention of Your Name. Let faith arise in me because fear is sneaking around tapping on my shoulder.
I know a lot of the ‘fear’ Scriptures: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” …Read More
Lord, You are my God — my Father. I am Your child who adores You. I long to know You more. I yearn to understand the depth of Your love. I want to hear You, God, but there is so much noise, so many distractions, a mountain of responsibilities.
Help me, Lord. Help me shut out the noise and seek You first above all things.Read More
The inky jet of night blanketed the earth in deafening silence. Stillness. Thoroughness. A billion stars scattered tiny points of light high above me. But the complete darkness outside my window remained — heaven’s light was out of view.
Much like my own inward light.Read More
Lord, I’m crying out to You for You are my strong tower, my sure place, my shelter in the storm. Call me from the deep and I will come. Let me hear Your voice, Lord.
As deep calls to deep, I know You are near.Read More