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This is Us

“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.”

C.S. Lewis

The Holy Spirit awakened me early a few weeks ago and shared His heart with me. This is what I heard. Be with Me Norma. Be with Me in the good times and the bad, in the sad times and the happy times, and in the busy times and the still times. Just be with Me. Be with Me when you’re fearful and when you’re confident, when you’re timid or brave. Choose My presence when you’re in the limelight or in hiddenness, in times of poverty or plenty and in your loneliness or popularity. Let just us, you and Me, go everywhere together and be one in each and every situation.

All the things that happen to you, happen to us. We go through them together. I am right by your side and I feel what you feel. Never, for one instance, think you are alone in this life. We are always together. Lean on Me and I will support you. When you’re weak, let Me be your strength. When you don’t know the answer, seek Me and I will give you wisdom. When you’re confused, I will bring clarity. I am everything you need for each situation. Afterall, I am the great I am! This life you live is a gift from Me, and is all about us. This is us!

This rhema word from God reminds me of His logos word in Hebrews 13:5, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Both give me comfort, encouragement and peace to my soul. Thomas Merton spoke about this: “God, who is everywhere, never leaves us. Yet He seems sometimes to be present, sometimes absent. If we do not know Him well, we do not realize that He may be more present to us when He is absent than when He is present.”

Even though God is always with us, we can choose to be with Him, or go it alone. We can either accept and be aware of doing life together with Him, or we can be independent and go our own way. God didn’t design life for us to do it alone. Whether it’s with people or with God, life is best done together.

The words I heard my Father say, describe how God desires to be involved in our lives. He wants us to know He’s right by our side, in every situation, no matter what curve ball is thrown our way. Whatever we go through, God goes through. We don’t need to say, “This is me.” Instead, we proclaim, “This is us!”

“There is the fundamental thing, the most serious thing of all, that we are always in the presence of God.”

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Relevant Reflection:

Reread the words I heard from God and personalize them for yourself.

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