“In the light of the king’s face is life, and his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain.” Proverbs 16:15
How refreshing, the presence of God. You can have the most miserable week, then turn your face to the King and be refreshed. Like tipping your head back in a gentle rain, feeling all clean and fresh. It’s even better when it’s Friday, the end of the work week! Go ahead, wash it all off!
I’m reminded of His goodness in so many ways. Hopefully this week, you’ve been reminded to be thankful, to worship and pray. May it challenge you to step up to the table and eat of the good things God has provided for you. His Word. It contains everything we need for life and godliness (II Peter 1:3), leads us into all truth (John 16:13), arms us for battle (Ephesians 6:10-18) and assures of victory (Romans 8:37).
What great and precious promises we’ve been given to hold onto. Don’t let go! Not when opposition comes (and it will), when temptations come to conform (and they will), tests and trials (promised!). Stand firm on the Word and keep it continually before your face, coming out of your mouth, going in your ears, coming out your mouth (get the picture?).
Don’t let anything or anyone separate you from the love of God and his promises. They’re more real than anything you can see with your physical eyes or hear with your physical ears. Let Gods report be louder than the report of your boss, your doctor, your friends and enemies. You are a child of a Mighty, Living God who will never leave you. His promises are Yes and Amen now and forever.
Oh how wonderful is Your great love for me, Father. I tip my head back in the rain of Your love and allow myself to be saturated with it. Refresh me so that I may refresh others. Cause Your word that is in me to be activated, so that each person it touches will be refreshed as well. It’s all for Your glory and in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.