I just finished up my quiet time and it was just one of those meetings with the Lord where I could really sense His presence. I’ll be honest with you, it’s not always like that. Sometimes I do my quiet time and it just feels very habitual. But then there are those other times where I feel like Jesus is making it very apparent that He is here with me. It’s like His way of encouraging me. And this morning He made Himself very obviously here with me by a few things.
One when I was praying I could totally feel that whole Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Most of the time I journal my prayers so obviously I wasn’t groaning but what happened was I didn’t have to sit and think “Hmm how should I pray for this person? Or what should I pray for?” My pen just wrote without me really thinking. It was really cool.
Sometimes I listen to music during my quiet time. I find Christian to music to be so uplifting and God really speaks to me through the words these artists sing. Pandora is the best! I put it on the Hillsong United station and it plays the best worship music. I heard the song Came to My Rescue by Hillsong today and it is just a really great message and so true to who God is and how he is always here for us. Especially when we’re experiencing troubles.
Falling on my knees in worship
Giving all I am to seek your face
Lord all I am is yours
I called You answered
And You came to my rescue and I
I wanna be where You are
It’s a really simple song, not many lyrics. But I like it. A lot of times I really like the “simple songs”. I feel like I can really meditate on what the song is about when their are fewer lyrics. Like the Shane and Shane song There is none like You.
There is none like You
No one else can touch my heart like You do
I could search for all eternity long
There is none like You
Your mercy flows like a river wide
And healing comes in Your Name
Helpless children are safe in Your arms
And there is none like You
No truer words have been sung. Lord there really is none like You.
And then the last thing God showed me today in his word.
Psalm 34:1-3 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
I thought that was a beautiful Psalm. I praise God for his Word because it truly is living. There is no denying that.