17th April 2017

Be Still and Know - 'The Lord Is My Light And My Salvation'

(from www.premierchristianradio.com)

 

Welcome to our daily devotional. We hope you will be blessed by Dr Micha Jazz's inspiring thoughts every Monday - Friday.

 

"The LORD is my light and my salvation – so why should I be afraid?"

 

Psalm 27:1a NLT

 

 <http://i.emlfiles2.com/cmpimg/t/s.gif>   MONDAY

 

Light is an essential element throughout life. I notice as age creeps up on me, I require brighter light to read at nights. Our chihuahua enjoys disappearing into the garden in search of hedgehogs, so I’m grateful for an outside light that gives me a chance of locating him when he starts barking at his quarry. Light reveals the way forward and enables us to locate things previously obscured by darkness.

 

I first discovered God’s light as just such a resource. It revealed to me how I was living and exposed the many fissures which I preferred to turn a blind eye to and hoped I hid from friends and family. God’s light revealed the narrow way, although I often skulked in the shadows. Knowing and living God’s way was different to my inclination to follow my own path.

 

As I have learned to choose the light ahead of both shadows and darkness, I also discern that there is an inner light within. It is the very essence of the Divine. Now I am invited to explore living both focused upon the world that demands my attention, from house management to caring for Mum, and equally dwelling with this inner divine presence.

 

It is this light the psalmist speaks of; the Lord who is light and is within me. My life is not primarily about rising to serve a God-inspired moral and ethical code. It’s about discovering the presence of God deep within, and living in the reality of God even as I engage in everyday tasks, from the mundane to the sublime. This light once identified requires my commitment to develop in understanding of how I might, as Paul writes, “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NKJV) for I am in the divine presence 24/7. My problem is that life can distract me away from such an awareness, at which point I lose my clearest navigational aid to living for Christ today.

 

 

 

 

 <http://i.emlfiles2.com/cmpimg/t/s.gif>  

 

QUESTION

 

What do you need to do each day to be able to clearly see Christ, your light?

 

 <http://i.emlfiles2.com/cmpimg/t/s.gif>   PRAYER

 

Lord, you have set a light within me, help me to let it shine.

 

 

Bringing the Word to Life <http://premierchristianmedia.co.uk/16DQ-4OVBF-HBY0V8-2FRXDH-1/c.aspx>

 

In 2017, join Premier as we make a commitment to let the Bible speak into our everyday lives.

Listen to the Bible in a Year from familiar Premier voices as part of our Bringing the Word to Life campaign <http://premierchristianmedia.co.uk/16DQ-4R2CA-HBY0V8-2HJZ9C-1/c.aspx> . Download the podcast and listen on the go when it suits you, or tune in at 9.30pm on Sunday, 2.35pm Monday to Friday and 8pm Saturday on Premier Christian Radio.

 

 

Help more people receive God's hope <http://premierchristianmedia.co.uk/16DQ-4UBP6-HBY0V8-2JURG1-1/c.aspx>

 

Make it possible for more people to receive this hope every day by donating to Premier today.


Devotionals
Webpage icon 18th December 2017
Webpage icon 18th December 2017
Webpage icon 17th December 2017
Webpage icon 17th December 2017
Webpage icon 16th December 2017
Webpage icon 16th December 2017
Webpage icon 15th December 2017
Webpage icon 15th December 2017
Webpage icon 15th December 2017
Webpage icon 14th December 2017
Webpage icon 14th December 2017
Webpage icon 14th December 2017
Webpage icon 13th December 2017
Webpage icon 13th December 2017
Webpage icon 13th December 2017
Webpage icon 12th December 2017
Webpage icon 12th December 2017
Webpage icon 11th December 2017
Webpage icon 11th December 2017
Webpage icon 11th December 2017
Webpage icon 10th December 2017
Webpage icon 10th December 2017
Webpage icon 9th December 2017
Webpage icon 9th December 2017
Webpage icon 8th December 2017
Printer Printable Version