How do you start your day? Do you awaken to the blast of an alarm that catapults you from your subconscious state? Do you consider what must be done that day and simply do what you can to get yourself moving on the right path? Do you start your day alone in your head? Or on your phone?
Or, do you start your day seeking and acknowledging God’s presence? This may sound like a religious/Sunday school question that has an obvious “right answer,” but press past the conceptual and consider your actual, consistent experience.
When describing His relationship with His Father Jesus said,
“The One who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him.” (John 8:29)
Jesus did not live His life alone; He lived it with the Father. He maintained this connected relationship by doing the things He sensed the Father wanted.
Jesus went on to say,
“If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)
He was saying (in my words), “If you dwell in and obey My word you are truly My disciples. If you live with Me, in My way of life, you are one of mine. Your relationship with Me will mirror My relationship with My Father. You will never be alone – at the start, middle, or finish of your day, your week or your life; I will be with you.”
You can – and must – learn to connect with God at the start of your day, and you can – and must – learn to stay connected through the day by living “with” Him.
You don’t need to read books on how to do this, you don’t need a degree, nor do you need someone to teach you how. You need simply to believe it is not only possible, but that it is God’s call for your life. And, you need to practice--relentlessly practice - walking in His presence by being alert to His promptings and quickly cooperating and/or obeying.
The place to start is at the beginning of each day – whether you are a morning or an evening person. You cannot walk consistently with God unless you start the pursuit each morning and seek to maintain it throughout the day This is not a quick learn; it will require prioritization for the rest of your life.
This is not bad news! God with you is the greatest gift of all!
As you walk in this pursuit, don’t over chastise yourself for your imperfections…your fits and starts. Confess to God when you fail, receive His forgiveness – in the name of Jesus, and keep walking. Express your fresh need for His help to be alert, aware and obedient
You might find it helpful to keep a journal of your experiences and learnings along the way. Over the years you will undoubtedly gain ground – and others will see the presence of the Lord in your life. It’s a new day – let’s enjoy walking with God through it.
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