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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Peculiar Glory

Blue and I turned toward home to beat the approaching storm. A stiff breeze was kicking up, carrying ominous black clouds over the mountain ridge.

We picked up our pace as darkness veiled the afternoon sun.

Birdsong rang out across the forest canopy. Loud chattering crossed back and forth among the trees. I suppose my feathered friends were warning one another of the impending danger. The breeze morphed into strong wind. The darkness grew darker, flanked by rolling thunder in the distance.

The closer the storm got, the quieter the birdsong.

Except for one.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ Thirsting After Him. That’s How We Gather His Provisions

Down below the old apple tree in the meadow where goldenrods grow freely and the mountain stream sings its soothing melody, we put out deer corn everyday just before dusk. The deer have come to expect it and often come early, anticipating their sustenance before we’ve cast it across the slender grass.

We delight in providing for them.

We delight in their trust.

But they must journey from the forest wilderness to receive the blessing.

The children of God had to do the same while traveling on their wilderness journey, except in place of golden nuggets of corn, the Lord provided manna — bread from heaven.

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Faith Notes ~ Nan Jones: It’s a God-Thing

From time to time I will be sharing parts of my story with you on Faith Notes. God truly is amazing, isn’t He? He astounds me often. This is one of those stories — an amazing testimony of God’s faithfulness to provide. Not only that, but He orchestrated events through what we would consider mistakes. They weren’t mistakes at all — it was all part of His plan to take care of me — it was a God-thing. I love when He gives us such a beautiful glimpse of His goodness.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer to Call on the Name of the Lord

O Lord, my Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth. Help me understand the power in Your Name, the grace applied, the love required. Your Name is who You are — Deliverer, Savior, Redeemer, and Friend … I pray for others who want to know You more. You promise that if we seek You, we will find You — when we call upon Your Name, You will respond. How beautiful is Your love for us — Your faithfulness.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer When the World Becomes Chaotic

Lord, You are awesome and worthy of our praise! You are constant — never changing — in the midst of what seems chaotic. Things certainly feel chaotic, shaken — hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, wars and rumors of war. It’s frightening Lord. But then I think of You and find peace because nothing takes You by surprise and You go before us.

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