Good day friends! I pray your week and weekend went well!
My husband and I are away on a beautiful vacation to the Hawaian Islands to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. As I sit on the balcony and watch the waves lap up onto the rocks, I am prepared to start my day like I do every other day- with my Lord. It doesn’t matter which day it is or where I am sitting, but each day he meets me wherever I am.
Let’s top up our coffees and revel in this reality….
Our One Constant
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
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:28-29
Have you ever thought about it? Have you ever thought about how it doesn’t matter where in the world you are, what your day holds, or what you are going through- no matter what- God is with us. Whether I’m on vacation in Hawaii or Cuba or Europe or any part of the world, he’s there. Whether I’m sick in bed, or waiting for the birth of a grandchild or preparing the day for a loved one’s funeral, he’s there. Whether I’m emotionally celebrating a mountain top experience, or I’m psychologically going through the darkest of days, he’s there with me. God is the one I can talk to every single day, every circumstance, every single time. He starts my day- every day.
Over the years, our earthly confidants come and go. The joys of our lives grow up and move out to start their own households and lives. People in our lives come and go. Life’s highs and lows drift through our days in an ebb and flow. No matter where in the world our days take us- physically, emotionally, psychologically- the Lord is always with us. We never need to miss him. Where we are, he is. He is our one and only constant this side of heaven.
So where ever today takes you or tomorrow or the next, know that God is with you. If you are planning to leave for your summer vacation, remember to have him go with you. Where ever you are, God will join you as you take time to be with him. He will guide your days and give you rest at night, every day and every night. He is our One Constant!
Prayer: Dear Lord, Thank-you for always being with me. Thank-you for loving me and guiding me. Here I am in _____(name the place you are in right now)___________. Forgive me all my wrong doings and keep me from sin. Guide me this day in your grace. Give me the wisdom I need to tackle the decisions and situations with which I will face. Help me to love those people you put in my path. I lay before you now my thanksgivings and my requests…… Dear Lord, thank-you for being my one constant! In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN!
Reflection: It’s so easy to not bother taking time with the Lord when you’re not home. However, over the next month I ask you to challenge yourself – take this prayer with you by copying it into your notes on your phone or rewriting it or whatever works best for you, and take it with you where ever you go for the next month. Then as you say it, take a look around at your surroundings and know that our Lord is present with you exactly where you are at that moment. So no matter where you wake up each morning, over the next month, you will be reminded to include Jesus in each day.