May 22, 2021

Bob Maas
"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,' even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you."
Psalm 139:7-12
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

When I can do a task routinely, if I’m not careful, I can become preoccupied with other thoughts. If I am in a conversation with someone or listening to a lecture and I lose interest in what is being said, the same thing happens. I confess that for most of my life this is how it has been with God. Because I can’t physically see Him, I didn’t see a need for communion with Him, and my thoughts were absorbed in countless activities and images. Now I desire to spend all of my time with an awareness of His presence. I pray that wherever I go my environment will be a sanctuary where I will continually worship the Lord with a heart of gratefulness, adoration, and recognition of His grace, mercy, and love.