‘I Feel the Presence of The Lord’  

"I Feel The Presence of The Lord" is a personal collection of devotions intended to encourage the reader to seek and see the Lord in every aspect of their life.
The enemy of our souls would have us subscribe to the mentality of being endlessly busy, and therefore it being excusable to relegate God to a Sunday morning church service, if that. Thus, many in our churches today are powerless Christians and/or Christians in whom faith and fellowship with God is sorely wanting.
I Feel The Presence of The Lord is not just a book to be read as part of our daily devotions. It is a collection of thoughts and instructions to inspire the reader to meditate upon the Lord and His Word.

A Resurrection Day Question – Sunday Thought For The Day

This past week I was reading Matthew 19:27 (KJV) – Matthew 23:12 (KJV).  Then, yesterday morning, during my personal devotions, as I reflected upon that portion of scripture, the following thought came into my mind and I asked myself this question: “Do I love God.”

As much as I wanted to quickly answer the question: “Yes I do”; I could not.  I had to study it first.  I knew that I loved God intellectually, but this question that came to me was probing deeper than that.  Finally, I concluded, that I honestly do love my God – but, I do not love him enough.  Let me explain.

Today, I with many others will celebrate the resurrection of my/our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But, do we celebrate the fact that God so loved the world, i.e., you and I, that He gave His only begotten Son to suffer death and humiliation as the sacrifice for our sin(s). This brings me back to the question, that came to me yesterday morning.

I do love my Heavenly Father, but in order to truly love Him deeper, there is still work to be done on my heart.  I can truthfully say that I want to love my God with every ounce of my being.  But, my heart still causes me to fall short; because at times my heart allows other things to come between God and myself.

Sometimes my heart is distracted away from God in any number of different ways.  Christ never allowed Himself to become distracted away from the reason for which God sent Him into the world.

This Resurrection Day, let those of us who have truthfully accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, not become distracted from the reason for which, we as born-again children of God remain here after we have been saved.  In the aftermath of our salvation we remain here too reach others with the message of salvation and to be instruments of God’s love for the us and the world.  That means, we’re to desire through the power of the Holy Spirit to be obedient to word of God.

God showed His love to us and the world through His only begotten Son.  Christ showed His love for us through His death and resurrection.

If we love God, let us be about not just the work of the Lord as we are instructed; but, let us strive to: “…lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, … Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-2 KJV)

This Resurrection Day let us show our love to God by desiring more than anything else to be obedient and undistracted to the fullest extent we can be by the power of the Holy Spirit in us.

READ:

Matthew 28:1-8 (KJV)

1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

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Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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