The Lord’s Presence

Circumstances surround our everyday lives. Many times, they dictate our every move. Go here, do this, now, do that. Sound familiar?

We cannot control everything in our lives, whether it’s work, leisure, or spiritual. However, there is one thing we can correct. It’s our outlook on what is before us. No, we’re not in control of the events that come our way. However, how we react to the good and the bad is within our reach. That sounds crazy. Because we allow emotions to control us, some will say, “I can’t manage them.” We tend to burst out with sadness or anger, which is understandable, but how long we are in that state is within our control mechanism.

The Christian has a verse of reassurance to claim, “Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” ( I John 4:4 KJV). Every believer needs to claim this verse and practice it. This verse can be life-changing for every believer. It will allow us to have a different outlook on the circumstances of everyday life. 

Positive attitudes are contagious as well as individually life changing. Every event of your day, good or bad, can make you search for the good in them. The inspection process will allow you to draw insight from the fact that God is in control. You may scream, “no, He is not! He allowed x,y, and z to happen.” Yet, even in that circumstance, God has something for you to learn and help others as well as yourself.

Jesus told his disciples, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20 KJV). That verse applies to every believer today. No matter where we are or the circumstances, we can appropriate the Lord’s presence in our lives. But, when we do, our outlook will be different. Our hearts will be different, and others will be in awe of what God is doing in our lives. So, when circumstances are adverse, look to see how God is in control of them.

Author: Frank

The Christian life is an adventure. It’s also a journey. Frank’s pilgrimage has been a lifelong endeavor in helping others in their spiritual walk. His foundation of biblical communication (teaching, preaching and writing) has taken his passion to another step, blogging. It is intended that these blogs will enrich your life and it is hoped that you will pass them on to encourage others.

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