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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In His Word Wednesday: 1 Samuel 12:22

Time and again throughout the Old Testament, we find the Lord reaching out to His people, revealing Himself to them, desiring to be with them and to communicate with them.

1 Samuel 12:22
For the Lord will not forsake His people, for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you His people.

God desires a relationship with you in companionship, fellowship, and communion. We can count on the Lord, even if everyone else abandons us. So when loneliness engulfs us, the first thing we must do is turn our focus away from what we don't have to what we do have...God Himself!

You can never be alone once you have trusted Jesus as your Savior. He promises that He dwells within you when you have received Him into your life and that He is connected to you, just as a vine and a branch are connected. Although the depth of that intimacy, to a great extent, is up to you. How much intimacy do you desire with the Lord? Even so, He is always there, desiring to move ever closer to you.

10 comments:

  1. What great comfort it is to know we can turn to Him! What I need to remind myself is that He is there even when things are going well—He is not just an aspirin I remember to take when life gives me a headache! His love is constant.

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  2. That is a comforting thing to remind ourselves. Sometimes we forget when we are facing difficult circumstances. Our Father will take care of us.

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  3. Another wonderful message! I also love how the numbers matched today's date - 22nd day of February Two thousand & 12 (1 Samuel 12:22)

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  4. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.........

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  5. That's a beautiful song. Great that He never leaves us!

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  6. I need to constantly be reminded of this....He is always right there! How come we forget and don't take Him in more? Ever notice how He responds so quickly when you draw closer to Him?

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  7. He is right there with us all the time. God is Good!

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  8. A lovely post and a wonderful song :) Isn't it wonderful that He is always with us?
    Julie

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  9. Such a wonderful reminder of God's desire to be a part of our lives. Thank you.

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  10. I don't know AnnMarie, I think we each deal with our own levels of stubbornness and independence (mine tends to be too much), that keeps us from enjoying and benefiting from more time with Him.

    Yes Julie, I am soooo thankful that God will never leave or forsake us.

    Thank you all for you wonderful comments.

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Thanks for reading my post. I enjoy hearing your thoughts. Tisha