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Devotional on God’s existence: September 14

“Even the sparrow finds a property, and the swallow a nest for herself, where by she may possibly lay her young, at your altars.” — Psalm 84:3 (ESV)

The presence of our God is just about everywhere. He moves, lives, breathes and works all close to us. Psalm 84:3 (ESV) declares the extensiveness of our Heavenly Father’s existence in stating, “Even the sparrow finds a dwelling, and the swallow a nest for herself, where by she may possibly lay her younger, at your altars.” Psalm 84 proclaims that even the birds of the air uncover their property prior to the altars of the almighty, residing God. Even the birds of the air arrive in advance of God’s presence as they lay their youthful in the canopies.

The psalm begs the problem: If the birds arrive just before their Creator when simply existing in this article on earth, how much much more obtainable is the existence of our Heavenly Father to us, His kids? How a great deal farther does His hand attain to us who are now protected by the strong sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ?

There is nowhere we can operate to and escape God’s arrive at. David writes in Psalm 139:7-12 (ESV), “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or the place shall I flee from your existence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my mattress in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your appropriate hand shall maintain me. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night time,’ even the darkness is not dark to you the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light-weight with you.” The God of all consolation, of all mercy, of all forgiveness, and of all love surrounds you suitable now. And as a little one of God, you have His Spirit now dwelling inside.

Prior to Jesus’ death, God’s people did not have frequent obtain to the fullness of His presence. The nature of His holiness and our sin produced an insurmountable crevasse among us and Him. But via Jesus’ loss of life, we now have accessibility to God’s nearness any time, any spot. The veil in between God and us has been torn, and we can now are living our life consistently experiencing the manifest existence of our Heavenly Father.

In which do you require God’s existence to fill you right now? Wherever do you want consolation, peace or endurance? Wherever do you need to be cherished, held, liked or desired? Your Heavenly Father is waiting around to run out to meet you as the father did with the prodigal son. He’s waiting to throw you a social gathering in which you are His guest of honor. He loves you, likes you, desires you, and now, He has you. There is no superior experience in life than connecting specifically with your Heavenly Father. May you open up your coronary heart and practical experience all that He longs to pour out above you currently as you invest time encountering Him in prayer.

— Craig Denison, First 15

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