‘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.

Choosing The Truth or Lies Is A Choice by Robert Socha

I choose to love my wife. I love her without reservation and without prejudice. I love her with the hope, but not guarantee, that she will love me in return (which she has demonstrated thus far). I tell her regularly, “I choose you; I chose you; and I will continue to choose you.” Why do I choose her? I choose her because she is loveable and I enjoy loving her.

I choose to love my children. I have told them from when they were very young that they should not awaken love before its time. I love them with all of my heart, no matter what, forever and always. I have walked with them through some mirey clay and have celebrated with them in triumphant victory. I will always love them.

Life is full of choices. The choice to rise up with the alarm and engage the day or press the snooze and try to get another 9 minutes of rest. The choice to work or not, exercise or not, eat well or not, etcetera, etcetera. The choices are endless, calculating, and have consequences good or ill.

It is my constant endeavor to live a life that has been molded by meditating on things that are virtuous, trustworthy, and good as having been understood from time immemorial and clearly defined in the Biblical text. Yes, there is a need and a place for a baseline to morality and virtue whose only source is Scripture. I do not want to be easily swayed, tossed to and fro by the next existential fad and want to remain firmly planted in truth.

Culturally, we have given in to delusions. We have allowed the time-tested truth and value of Judeo-Christian ethics to be usurped and castigated as foul. We celebrate mental illness and embolden debauchery and anarchy by codling erroneous ideals.

Youth organize in gangs and terrorize downtown Chicago, assaulting innocents and causing public unrest, fear, looting, and damage. Let’s not hurt their feelings by calling a spade a spade, they were simply letting off steam. NO! Choose to hold them accountable and conscript the offenders to make amends.

Men want to dress effeminately and self-mutilate. NO! Your maleness is no mistake. Please take some time to talk with rational people who will help you realize the error you have come to believe. And vice versa. It is irrational and immoral to indulge this delusion and encourage its advancement.

In this vein, there is a woman who intentionally poisoned her eyes so she would become blind because she felt like she was supposed to be blind. When the revelation came forth on a daytime talk show, there was a right and proper revulsion to the idea and public rebuke of the individual. Changing one’s sex is significantly more important than losing eyesight and deserves the same public rebuke and discouragement.

Men choosing to lie with men as a man should lie with a woman and women choosing to lie with women as they should lie with a man has become culturally acceptable with a deceptive explanation for the behavior: “I was born this way.” NO! You are choosing that lifestyle and, in your struggle to justify the debauchery, a mental reprieve is granted.

The list could go on and on about everything in the news cycle. Suffice it to say, the fear of man has muzzled the masses into conformity. It is cowardly to encourage these delusions and not offer an historical and Biblical alternative. It is not loving to allow someone to wallow in self-deprecating deception. Recently, I was reminded Revelation 21:8 says that a coward’s portion will be in the lake of fire. I do not wish that ending for anyone and work to overcome that terrifying finale with the hope that comes through Believing in the Power of the Cross of Christ and the boldness that comes through trusting in God!

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Robert Socha

Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.

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