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day 08


“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord And to meditate in His temple.”

daily devotional

The Psalmist declares that it is worth every day of his life to pursue after the Presence of God. A sobering statement, especially when we realize that in the time this verse was written, God’s Presence was found in his Holy Temple, a building built by man in a geographical location that had to be visited.


Today, because of the work of Jesus on the cross and the sacrifice of Heaven, the Presence of God resides as soon as we surrender our lives to Jesus and follow Him.

How often do we take for granted the very power that created the universe resides in us?

How quickly do we forget the very Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us?

How swiftly do we find ourselves searching for the very Presence of God when in reality He has never left us nor forsaken us?


So what does it look like to pursue the Presence of God in our lives?


It’s as simple as realizing that He is with us.

It’s as easy as turning our affection to His Presence within us and being thankful for His saving power.

It’s as effortless as being still, so the reality of Heaven that overcomes all things in us becomes larger than the circumstantial “realities” of this world.


This is the day that the Lord has made, so let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Let us pursue His Presence in this moment. Let us seek after the One that has saved us, knowing that He is literally with us in this moment.  


Jesus, right now...

I open my heart to Your Peace that overshadows the chaos.

I open my heart to Your Joy that overmatches the hurts and pains.

I open my heart to Your Love that overwrites the rejections.

I open my heart to Your Presence that overwhelms me.

I open my heart to You because You gave your life to dwell in me, so that I may also dwell in You.

“God’s present is His Presence. His greatest gift is Himself.”

- Max Lucado

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