October 17, 2011

Be Present

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- October 17, 2011

“When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:30-32

It is easy to walk with Jesus day in and day out, but take Him for granted. He travels with His children, but are we always aware that He is there? It’s especially true in the pages of Scripture, where our Holy Lord Jesus shows Himself in all His glory. The written word of God ignites our faith and the Holy Spirit illumines our mind and heart to see Christ.

Are you present in your current season of life? Or, are you wishing away where you are for where you want to be? It is scary to think the Lord may be speaking in the now, but our preoccupation with the past or future can cause us to miss His heart. Indeed, God speaks in the present what He wants us to know now. He is with His children, even when we are unaware. To behold His glory requires living in the moment with Him by faith.

“We beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of God.” John 1:14

The Holy Spirit is ever present to present Jesus in His all sufficiency. He is sufficient to see you through a nagging health issue. He is sufficient to guide you through relational ruptures. He is sufficient to make straight the way in your job search. He is sufficient to make beautiful an ugly situation. Jesus is all sufficient, for all times, in all ways, and most notably in the here and now. Thus, cling to Christ in your current circumstances.

To be present is to be silent and listen to the Lord and to listen to those who speak truth. A husband’s engaging presence with his wife is a gift of peace and security to her. A wife’s engaging presence with her husband is a gift of respect to him. Your full attention in the moment communicates genuine concern. Indeed, the Lord is ever-present with you, so you can be present with those He brings your way. Being ever-present is God’s gift.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1b).

Therefore, learn to practice His presence in the middle of traffic or in the pressure of a deadline. Listen to the Lord, before you speak for the Lord. Moreover, be all there where you are in conversation with good or bad company. Allow Christ to adjust your attitude to selfless serving and active listening. Your presence illustrates Christ’s presence. It’s not what you say, but how you hear with compassionate ears. Being present is a present.

“Then I was constantly at his side. 
I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind” (Proverbs 8:30-31).

How can I enjoy the presence of God and give the gift of my presence to others?

Related Reading: Psalm 31:20; 51:11; Hosea 6:2; 1 John 3:19

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