‘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.

Two Women Made An Eternal Difference – Sunday Thought For The Day

The fifth verse in the first chapter of 2 Timothy reads: “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” (KJV)  Today is Mother’s Day and this verse has a special place in my heart.

It holds special meaning because of the two women in my life who contributed the most to my becoming a born-again Christian and fulfilling God’s calling on my life to become an ordained minister.

My mother taught me God’s Word from my earliest days, until her health failed when I was 10-years old.  She instilled in me the love of learning and reading.  Her standard saying, was that she could only give me an education and Jesus, (i.e., teach me Christ.)  God was important in her life and she made sure He was an integral part of my life, until she became ill.

While my love of learning was instilled in me by my mother – it was at my grandmother’s knee that I gained wisdom.  Many are times I reference the importance of these two women in my life.

The input of others, notwithstanding, it was these two women who independently shared the greatest impact in my life.  I’m the man and Christian I am today because of them.

That’s not to say, that before I was saved, I wasn’t a handful.  But, it is too say that they never gave up on me nor stopped praying for me.  Timothy’s grandmother impacted his mother’s life and together they impacted Timothy’s life.

It appears that at the time Paul wrote his “Second Epistle to Timothy” both his grandmother and his mother had passed.

My great regret is that my grandmother did not live to see me saved and walking with Christ and becoming a minister.  My other great regret, is that I cannot tell my mother on this Mother’s Day that I love her and thank her.

But, I do look forward to seeing both she and my grandmother again and this time for all eternity; because it will be in heaven.

Thumbing through my mother’s bible and her hand written prayers after she passed showed me the depth of her faith beyond anything I fully understood while she was alive.

I have had many grandmothers and mothers share their concern with me for their unsaved children and/or grandchildren.  What I can say to those who carry such concerns, is to stop worrying; commit your life wholly unto the Lord and believe with all of your being that God hears and answers prayer.

My grandmother and mother lived their faith without fear, without compromise and with a life committed to God.  It was a powerful weapon against the enemy of our souls.  Timothy isn’t the only one who is proof of that truth  From my heart to you…Happy Mother’s Day…

READ:

Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)

6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

2 Timothy 3:14-15 (KJV)

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

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Mychal Massie

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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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