Jesus Calling: September 24thLive first and foremost in my presence. Gradually you will become more aware of me than of people and places around you. This awareness will not detract from your relationships with others. Instead, it will increase your ability to give love and encouragement to them. My piece will permeate your words and demeanor. You will be active in the world, yet one step removed from it. You will not be easily shaken, because my enveloping presents buffers the blow of problems.
This is the path I have set before you. As you follow it wholeheartedly, you experience abundant life and peace.
Psalm 89:15-16 (NLT)
15 Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship,
for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
16 They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation.
They exult in your righteousness.
Additional insight regarding Psalm 89:14,15: Righteousness, justice, love, and truth are the foundation of God's throne; they are central characteristics of the way God rules. They summarize his character. As God's ambassadors, we should exhibit the same traits when we deal with people. Make sure your actions flow out of righteousness, justice, love, and faithfulness, because any unfair, unloving, or dishonest action cannot come from God.
Psalm 16:8 (NLT)
8 I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
2nd Peter 1:2 (NLT)
2 May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
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