Devotion of the Day – Excerpt from “Jesus Always” by Sarah Young
Set Me before you continually. Keep your eyes on Me. I am at your right hand, close by your side. This is the most reliable source of joy, knowing that I am always near. Seek to strengthen your awareness of My presence so you can enjoy Me in your moments and feel more secure.
Communicating with Me-in silent prayers, in whispers, in spoken words, in shouts of praise-is the best way to stay attentive to Me. I want you to be real with Me in your prayers. Instead of worrying or obsessing about things, turn those thoughts towards Me. Talk with Me about whatever is on your mind. I will show you My way to handle the person or situation that concerns you.
Study and meditate on Scripture. Let it saturate your heart and mind, changing your way of thinking. Permeate your prayers with biblical concepts and content. As you stay in close communication with Me, the Joy of My presence is yours!
I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. -Psalm 16:8 NASB
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed. -Psalm 71:23
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. -Philippians 4:6 NLT
O satisfy us in the morning with Your loving kindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. -Psalm 90:14