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To be in the Lord's presence Psalm 16:8


 Psalm 16:8,11  
I know the Lord is always with me.
    I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
You will show me the way of life,
    granting me the joy of your presence
    and the pleasures of living with you forever.

Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image and likeness. 


Mark 6:31b-32a  
He said to them, “Come away by yourselves, and we will go to a lonely place to get some rest.” So they went in a boat by themselves to a lonely place.

Don’t let the busyness of your life get in the way of spending time knowing the heart of God who made you in His own likeness.

So many of us have the best of intentions, I know I do. I want to do it all: I want to write, tweet, FaceBook, care for my family/friends/others, take care of my cats, handle my job and the ministries I’m called to do, plus I must keep up with daily responsibilities as you do.

Where does this leave God in all my busyness? 

While He is always on my mind, I may not always be listening to His voice!  I race around my days doing the things I need to do, but I’m guilty of not stopping to hear His heart. I need to be more disciplined and tune out things that can be handled later.  

I must be with the LORD in His moment, not mine. I need to stop reading the Bible, looking up Scriptures, listening to sermons -- and I must focus on Christ.

I know this sounds radical, but I love the Bible and I love a good sermon on Theology. So I have to stop myself.

I want to honor His Holiness.

I need Him more than anything else. I have to listen for His voice.

When I do stop to bask in His Holy presence, I am renewed – my power increases.

I need Jesus.

I need to know what He wants from me. 

I want my life to be for His purposes.

I need His strength all the time! I want to understand His heart!

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