Friday, September 2, 2016

The Lord is Near

Let me encourage the saints today that the Lord is nearer to us than we realize.

Paul said, “Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.” (Php 4:5).

That He is near cannot be denied. We only need to activate the awareness of God being intimately present with us moment by moment.
James said, “Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.” (Jas 5:9)

As we interact with one another and those outside the Church, may the Lord by His grace help us to keep in mind that He is standing right at the door, watching all that we do, listening to all that we say, knowing our every thought and motive. May the Lord help us to realize that He is present at all times in all situations.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Image used by permission from John Tussey.

Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, you may also like the other posts in this blog, such as Practicing the Presence of the Lord, which are available through the Home page of this blog. You may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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