‘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.

What Kind of Relationship Do We Have: An Excerpt – Sunday Thought For The Day

The following is an excerpt from my book titled: I Feel The Presence of The Lord; Chapter 32: What Kind of Relationship Do We Have?

Suffice it to say that many times God is only needed when He is needed. If there is a problem with health, finances or relationship(s) we turn to God, but even then, often He is not our first choice. We trust doctors, counselors, diets and what someone says at work first. God is the last resort and even then our prayers are limited in scope because for us faith has become a noun, it is not a verb.

That’s not the kind of relationship I want with my Heavenly Father. I want a close loving friendship. I don’t want God only when I need Him because I’m in trouble; I want God every minute of the day. I want to awaken in the morning with Him as my first thought and close my eyes at night with Him as my last thought. When I look at my wife and child, I want to see them with the love that is found in the Father’s love for me.

We should want a relationship with God that is so close that we can tell Him anything; we can ask Him anything and we can trust Him for everything. We should want a relationship with God in which He is our all and our everything. We should not view God as a last resort or “something” we do on Sunday. We should want God, our Heavenly Father to be first in our life in every capacity. We should want to sense His presence in our life every waking moment.

If we are so busy and/or preoccupied that He is excluded from our life, we are not living our lives for Him. We are living them for ourselves and that is the formula for unfulfilled empty lives.


Psalm 16 (KJV)

1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

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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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