I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth.
(Psalm 116:9; NLT).
Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).
🌺 To live in God’s presence is rejoice all the time, and to rejoice all the time is to live in his presence. Nothing in life or death can ever separate us from his love, which is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
🌺 To live in God’s presence is to pray constantly, and to pray constantly is to live in his presence. There is nothing we can ever feel, think, say, or do that we don’t share with him, and that he doesn’t share with us.
🌺 To live in God’s presence is to give thanks in all circumstances, and to give thanks in all circumstances is to live in him. There is nothing we can ever experience that he doesn’t send, and from which he will not bring good.
In all things God works for the good of those who love him.
(Romans 8:28; NIV).
Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts, fully trusting him (Hebrews 10:20-22; NLT).
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence (Ephesians 3:12; NLT).
Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-9; NLT).
I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the Lord, am the one who does these things (Isaiah 45:7, NLT).
1. Lord, You’re just a step ahead:
My hope, my strength, my wine, my bread;
I want to learn from all you said
And serve you.
2. Lord, You’re always very near:
My help, when I am faced with fear;
I want to follow, thank, revere
And serve you.
3. Lord, You’re just a breath away:
My light, my truth, my life, my way;
May I grow more like you each day
And serve you.
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).
1. My hope is in you (Psalm 39:7; CSB).
The sovereign Lord is my source of strength Habakkuk 3 10; NET).
He took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people – an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it” (1 Corinthians 11:25; NLT).
I am the living bread that came down from from heaven (John 6:51; NLT).
Learn from me (Matthew 11:29; NIV).
Serve only the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 13:4. NLT).
2. We give thanks because you are near, Lord (Psalm 75:1; NLT).
God is my help (Psalm 54:4; NIV).
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you (Psalm 56:3; NIV).
Follow me and be my disciple (Matthew 9:9; NLT).
Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV).
Let all the people of the world revere him (Psalm 33:8; NIV).
Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all(Mark 9:35; NIV).
3. The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life (Job 33:4; NLT).
I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NLT).
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).
The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).
Serve the Lord with all your heart (1 Samuel 12:20; NIV).
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).
God teaches people through suffering
and uses distress to open their eyes.
(Job 36:15; GNT).
1. You teach, and train, and test us all By sending good and ill –
2. We only hurt ourselves, Lord, When we fight against your will.
3. May we accept our suffering With joy, and thanks, and prayer,
4. Trusting you to help us grow in love, Through all we bear.
1. The Lord your God is testing you to see if you truly love him with all your heart and soul (Deuteronomy 13:3; NLT).
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both good and ill go forth? (Lamentations 3:38; NASB95).
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other (Ecclesiastes 7:14; NIV).
2. It is useless for you to fight against my will (Acts 26:14; NLT).
You are hurting yourself by kicking against the goads (Acts 26:14; NET).
It’s foolish to fight against me! (Acts 26:14; CEV).
Submit to God and be at peace with him (Job 22:21; NIV).
3. This is my intense suffering, but I must bear it (Jeremiah 10:19; CSB).
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).
4. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God (2 Corinthians 1:3-4; NIV).