Friday, September 5, 2014

Love Notes from God: Day 4

Love Notes from God:
I am With You Wherever You Go

This is my command--be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

As a child, did you have a teddy bear or a blanket that you carried around for security? When you were a little frightened, you knew if you just had your "blankie" that everything would be OK? You found security in the unknown knowing that everything was fine once you held your teddy bear in your arms. As adults, we can't carry around  a teddy bear or special "blankie" daily. But we can receive a comfort and security that will keep us at peace day in and day out. That comfort and security comes from your Heavenly Father and believing that He is with you wherever you go. You best friend, your husband, or your mom aren't able to be with you all day everyday to comfort or assure you. But God is. When I awaken in the morning, God is with me. When I kneel to worship Him, He is with me. When I am at church, when I am at the grocery store, and even at the airport as I am about to board a plane, He is still with me. God is with me while I am in my car, and He is with me when I arrive at my destination. He is with me as I turn out the lights and go to sleep, and in the midnight hours as I rest. Whether you are in New York, California, Pakistan, China, or Brazil; He is with you. We can be confident that Christ is present with us and all believers in the United States, Canada, Germany, Russia, Indonesia, Egypt, and every other country—at the same time. God is not limited by time or space, time, height or depth—or even our level of faith. God is "omnipresent", meaning He is everywhere at all times. This may be hard to understand for some, but that is due to the limitations of our human mind. This is where our trust in Him should take effect. When we don't understand, or start to doubt that God is with us, remember the scriptures and know that God is with you.  Be strong and remember that He is with you wherever you go.

Other Love Notes on this Topic: 
Psalm 16:8-9
I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is filled with joy, and my mouth shouts his praises! My body rests in safety.

Deuteronomy 3:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.