‘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.

Wilt Thou Be Made Whole? – Sunday Thought For The Day

The other day as I was entering the grocery store a gentleman asked me if I could spare any money to help a homeless marine.  He must have noticed the look on my face at his request, because he apologized for bothering me and quickly attempted to explain why he was asking for money as I reached into my pocket.  I interrupted his explanation and told him he wasn’t a bother and handed him money.  The look he saw on my face had nothing to do with him approaching me for help.  It was my response to the undisguised look of pure agony on his face that had caught my attention.

In the store I rushed to get the item I had stopped for, all the while praying for direction.  I knew I had to speak with the gentleman.  I rushed from the store, in time to see him walking across the parking ahead of me.  I hurried to my car and was able to catch up with him.

I stopped and said, that the expression on my face had nothing to do with his approaching me.  I said, I want to give you something else besides money and I handed him a bible tract that I had in my bible.

I told him that I could see he was suffering and that God was his help.  We talked and he explained his situation, which included his needing $180 by three o’clock that day so he wouldn’t be locked out of the motel room he was staying in, which would also result in him losing his tools for work.  He was literally at the end of his rope.  I shared Christ with him and told him that I knew the fear and hopelessness he was experiencing and that it was during such a moment in my life that I had turned to Christ and that my life had been changed forever.

While speaking with him, i was silently praying asking God to lead me.  He said, he had $57 including the amount I had given him.  I wanted more than he could have known, to take him to a MAC machine and get him the money, but I felt the Lord holding me back.

I told him that I didn’t believe our meeting was an accident and he agreed, but he resisted all I was saying to him.  He could only see his need; he didn’t see that Christ was the answer to his need.  We concluded with him telling me, he would read the tract.  He walked away and I drove away with my heart breaking for him.

When I got home, I was praying for him and the Lord brought to my mind the words of Jesus: “Wilt thou be made whole?”  There is nothing that convinces me that man’s life would not have been changed as we spoke had he not resisted Christ’s calling him as we talked.  But, he chose instead to dismiss the divine help that was being offered.

We all know or have met persons such as the gentleman I reference.  It’s possible that someone reading this finds themself hopeless and forlorn.  To that person or those persons I say Christ awaits to heal your broken broken life.  We cannot heal ourselves.  We can only be spiritually healed through Jesus Christ.  At some point in everyone’s life we must answer the question: “Wilt thou be be made whole?”  I pray that the response will be yes. We must first turn to Christ and then, He will heal us.


John 5:5-9 (KJV)
5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?

7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

Romans 10:9-13 (KJV)
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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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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