Meditation

03/29/2021

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing even life forevermore. (Psalm133:13)

Beloved, God’s Presence symbolized by the worship place at Zion, that it unifies His people and provides blessing.

There are times when I have felt His Presence in my life, and I’m sure many others as well; not only in the good times, but also in the toughest times of my life. Remember, congregational prayer can praise God for His presence by exclaiming over its good results.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, many of us have felt Your Presence in our lives, because we called upon your name and You moved close to us in response. You listen to Your faithful people and many times You pour our Your grace upon us at just the right time. Let us always respond to you in praise and thanksgiving, because You deserve to hear our love and appreciation for all that You do on our behalf. For me personally, in my most recent trials, You were there to give me warmth and to know that You were with me. I simply want to say thank you, for caring for me and so many others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Faith sees things not as they are, but as they will be.

KNOWING GOD:

While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life. And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find his strength, in God. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ he said. ‘My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel and I will be send to you. Even my father Saul knows this.’ The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.” (1st Samuel23:15-18)

This story has always filled me with respect for the close relationship between Jonathan and David. The year like brothers and here he is saying to David that even Saul knows this ought to be the right outcome and that he will be second to David, instead of his own father.

The covenant had been made in verse 18:3, when Saul had met with David and knew he was his successor and afterwords, he didn’t not let him return to his own father, but for David to stay with him, and he loved him as a son, but the covenant he and Jonathan made in front of the Lord, ratified it. You see, Friendship agreements can become prayers wen they are made as vows with God as the witness.

I AM:

When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. But whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord.” (Exodus34:3435)

One thing I believe we all need to understand, that often gets overlooked, is that every morning, He would go out away from everybody to pray to and with the Father. I would say that if Jesus felt it was necessary to do this every day, then we ought to follow the model of our Lord and Savior. You may not have a prayer kneeler, but you have a closet you can put a chair into to pray to God, before you begin your day. Maybe you have a favorite chair and like me, you arise earlier than everyone else, so you could use that as your place to pray or even a back porch.

SECOND THOUGHT of the DAY:

So we have come t know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” (1st John 4:16)

The Apostle John describes a cause and effect in our relationship with God. If we are abiding or dwelling (as the Greek suggests) in love, then we are abiding or dwelling with God. The reason (effect) God abides in us beloved, is that we are abiding in love (the cause). That’s because “God is love.” For John, it seems he had to learn this because he says, “we have come t know” and come “to believe the love that God has for us.” For us, we need look no further than the Passion to see that love. Understand?

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