Rest In His Presence

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Rest In His Presence” By Kirk Hunt

 

And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Exodus 33:14 NKJV

 

It has been a long year. Take a moment to sit here and receive His restoration. Pause in His presence, and accept His rest.

 

There is a comforting space in His arms, just for you. He wants to speak special encouragement to your soul. He longs to speak the love of His heart, directly to yours.

 

Too many of God’s people engage in non-stop frenzy. Rush here. Speed there. If there is time to breathe than you are idle, if not lazy.

 

Playing through the rest notation in sheet music ruins the song. Playing a sport without proper rest exposes the player or team to mistakes in play and injury in their bodies. Champions rest.

 

Rest allows restoration. A pause allows thoughtful consideration of past results. Insightful and innovative strategies grow from deliberate stops in the action.

 

His presence is a pleasant place. Yes, there may be correction or conviction. Still, there will be affection and care beyond your highest expectations. Your Father calls to you. Let Him love you for a while.

 

Spend your money on a quiet, restful, place and space. Let the God of Heaven restore and replenish you. There will be time later for hurly–burly. Make time now for the warmth and caring that only He can give.

 

Think:                God’s presence empowers His men and women through rest and restoration.

 

Pray:                   “Lord, let me pause here, in Your presence, and receive Your restoration.”

 

 

Copyright © December 2015, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.

Peace On Earth

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Peace On Earth By Kirk Hunt

 

“Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Luke 2:14 NKJV

 

An angelic host filled the skies with their presence, then filled the silence with praise for God. The shepherds could only respond with reverence and adoration for the new-born King. The angels left the shepherds with a deep, abiding peace. A peace that comes from knowing God Himself orchestrates goodwill for all of humanity.

 

It is harder to know God’s peace in the middle of today’s turmoil and chaos. God’s peace does not mean the absence of conflict or difficulties. The shepherds who witnessed the angelic choir lived under heavy-handed Roman occupation. All of them already had, or would, experience wars, uprisings and conflicts.

 

Still, the angels were correct then and now. God intends peace and goodwill for all mankind. That includes every man, woman or child, regardless of their background, race or beliefs. “They are precious in His sight.

 

During this Christmas season, stop and rest for a while. Seek out the peaceful silence that only God’s presence can bring. Let His goodwill flow in your heart and soul, despite the noise and chaos of this present world.

 

Consider how you can bring His peace and goodwill to a man or woman nearby. Or far away. Someone, needs to know that God still loves and cares for them. Be His hands and feet in bringing peace and goodwill to all men. They are all still precious in His sight.

 

Think:                God’s still offers His peace and goodwill to all men and women.

 

Pray:                   “Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace and goodwill to all men.”

 

 

Copyright © December 2015, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.