Jul 8, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-{His Presence Is Near Us}

One of the promises that God makes to us as his children is his promise to be near. 
 David wrote in Psalm 139:9-10, "If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me." 

I love that scripture. Some years back my youngest daughter and a couple of her girlfriends done some summer traveling. So many of the pictures she made turned out beautiful. But then I love pictures that reflect the beauty of the Lord. There was one that showed the crystal blue water with the beautiful sand and I just loved it. I added the scripture to it (Ps. 139:9-10) and framed it.



You can't see it as well as I would like for you too as I have it in a frame but it is simply breath taking.


I've been pulling out different things to do a Beach theme tablescape and of course I grabbed this picture. It has been such a reminder to me that my God is always near to me. Think about it....

If we were to travel the ends of the earth, God would still be there. If we were to dive to the depths of the ocean, God would still be there. If we descend into the darkest places of our inner being, we will still find God. There's no place we can go that He isn't present. God's presence floods the earth.   

His presence is His promise.

God's nearness should be our source of courage and strength. We are to find refuge His presence. His presence means everything for us. It means we're not alone anymore. It means he will guide us through the different situations and circumstances that we may find ourselves in. When you wake up in the morning, God is there. When you wander out into your day, God is there for you. When you lay down at night, God is there for you. 

There is ONLY ONE thing...ONE PERSON that is NEVER CHANGING  and that's the character of our heavenly Father. He's completely faithful and committed to seeing through the promises He has made to us. As we look this week at the promises of God may it be a reminder of His unchanging love for us. HE IS OUR ONLY UNSHAKABLE FOUNDATION in a SHAKEABLE WORLD.

I don't know about you my friend but I am so grateful that He is always near me! 





Hugs and blessings, Cindy

24 comments:

  1. I love Psalm 139. The night before the kids left for Uganda, I read that scripture to them, so it has a lot of meaning to me!!! Yes....I'm so glad that we can NEVER escape Him!!! Thanks for reminding me. Can't wait to see your beach tablescape! HOPE you have an awesome day!

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    1. I too love that scripture Deb. Just knowing that He is near and always with me and will never leave me nor forsake me is a GIFT!

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  2. Cindy,
    Oh goodness, it is such a relief that God has me under His wing, because I need it! When my thoughts and worries start to over come I know He is there and I get such a sense of safety and security. Such a beautiful scripture and I thank you for Blessing me with these weekly devotionals, I look forward to them! Looking forward to your Beach decorating too!
    Have a lovely day,
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you for always taking the time to read the weekly devotionals. Yes, just knowing that He is there is always a sense of safety and security for us. Happy Wednesday sweet lady!

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  3. Love the beach and love that picture. Looking forward to seeing your beach tablescape.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. I am about through with the beach tablescape. Turning out really cute. Amazing how plastic and real dishes come together at times!

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  4. So thankful for His nearness! I would be a basket case without Him! :)

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  5. Scripture comes alive to me, Cindy, when it is placed in the midst of God's beauty like this. Thank you for enlarging so we can meditate on it. I love to do this too, and prefer to make my own graphics because God's word is so personal that way.

    Have a wonderful day, precious lady. I feel like we just went to the beach together!!!!
    Love,
    Mary

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    1. Awe...your are so sweet Mary! God's Word is indeed ALIVE.

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  6. I love what you've got going for your beach themed tablescape! the blues and shells are my fave!

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  7. Thanks Heather. Decided to go with the blues, greens and of course some sea shells this time!

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  8. Love this, Cindy. and yes how comforting it is to know God is always with us. I've had a rough morning or I took it hard, trying to hang up some dumb wall shelves and they fell off taking the sheet rock with them! I got so frustrated and mad. My husband told me to be thankful. That was good advice and I prayed and asked for forgiveness and did count all of my blessings and started patching the wall! I'm laughing about it now! You always are a blessing to me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Oh Sheila, Praise God you are okay. The sheet rock can be replaced my friend! You are tough cookie for sure and you always bring me laughter!

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  9. Cindy, I love the ocean! I love the fragrance, the sound....it is so peaceful and majestic. Beautiful and inspiring post, as always! A heartfelt thank you for all you share. God bless you.

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    1. I too love the sound of the ocean! Thanks for stopping by to see me.

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  10. Dear Cindy, just beautiful. The verse is perfect for the photo. What a beautiful framed print it makes.
    Thank you for always being such a blessing.
    Hugs. cm

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  11. What a wonderful promise he has given us. I love how you used the photo to display the verse

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  12. Cindy, I'm taking a short breather and came by for a visit. Thank you for sharing this precious post about the Presence of God with us. I have been reminded of that over and over again this week. I hope you received my e-mail that I received your beautiful Grace picture last Thursday. Thank you again! :)

    Hugs, Dianna

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    1. Thanks Dianna. I haven't even had the time to check emails but will tonight! Thanks for stopping by! So glad you got the Grace gift!

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  13. How blessed we are to be in His care. The picture looks beautiful, He sure gave us a lot of beauty to enjoy. Hope you have a great SonDay!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy