Encounter With God

Encounter with God

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1, 2)

Encounter with God

Typically, when we hear this verse we are reminded of the safeguard that comes when we cohabitate with a loving God. It speaks of the complete peace when we walk closely with our Savior, along with the confidence we embrace by trusting in Him. However, let’s journey through two additional scenarios as we make time to isolate time with God.

1. We are humbled

“Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” (Isaiah 6:5)

Time and again, when I devote time for personal fellowship with God, similar to Isaiah, I begin to see myself through the lens of His Holiness. I can quickly reason with tangible dutiful fruit like: I’m faithful at my job, I’m constantly doing ministry, I feed the needy, etc. But what are God’s thoughts on my conduct, my motives, my love toward Him and my fellow brother.  That’s where He shows me my heart, and how much I need him to do anything remotely good. Jesus says, “Without me you can do nothing.”

2. Another Upshot from intimacy with God is the reflection His Glory

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. (Exodus 34:29)

After Moses met with God he had a physical radiance in his countenance. When a believer is in perfect fellowship with God, his Spirit is refreshed, and there is a glow in our speech, there is a shine in our attitudes, there is a hope in our circumstances. We might not notice all the glory, but because of that intimate time with God we do realize that we are in His arms, and the peace that transcends all understanding is upon us. I recognize that quality time with God is life changing! – Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full-time at America’s Keswick

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 1-3

Think About This:It is the duty of the Christian scholar to look difficulties and objections squarely in the face. Nothing is to be gained by overlooking, evading or shrinking from them. Truth has no cause to fear scrutiny, however rigid and searching.John W Haley

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

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