Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 1-23-20

Psalm 27:1, 4 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Faith is powerful and it pleases God when we live our lives trusting in His love to care for us (Heb 11:6). We all face dark places and our faith has to rise up to stand confidently against the pressures of fear and doubt. Christ is the Light our faith needs; he alone can bring us salvation. So, we must crave his presence and invite Christ to encircle us with his glorious love and grace. Our flesh can crave all kinds of things that never bring us anything eternal. If we will open ourselves up to the love of God, we will begin to crave the glory of his presence above all things. Then, the Lord Almighty becomes our Defender; our faith becomes fearless.

Psalm 27:1, 4 Fearless Faith (A Psalm of David)

The Lord is my revelation-light to guide me along the way;[b]
he’s the source of my salvation to defend me every day.
I fear no one! I’ll never turn back and run from you, Lord;
surround and protect me.

Here’s the one thing I crave from God,
the one thing I seek above all else:
I want the privilege of living with him every moment in his house,[his presence]
finding the sweet loveliness of his face,
filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace.
I want to live my life so close to him
that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the confidence your presence brings to my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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