God is always with me everywhere…and that changes everything!

“God is my refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble.
Therefore I will not fear…Be still and know that I am God” 
(Psalm 46:1,2,10)

As my “refuge” God protects me from external dangers.  As my “strength” God provides the way for me to persevere and overcome.  As my “ever present help in times of trouble,” God encourages and empowers me with the truth that he is always with me everywhere.  “Therefore I will not fear.”

This is who God is and what it means to me.  My part is to live moment by moment in the awareness of this revelation, provision and promise.  This requires that I begin each day with an unhurried focus that centers my heart and mind on who God is and that he is with me.  This also requires that I cultivate the habit of taking as many renewal breaks as it might require through the day to abide in this awareness.  A renewal break is the occasion through my distractful day where I obey God’s command to, “Be still and know that I am God” (v. 10).  A renewal break renews me in the revelation.

And so I must give consistent intention and effort to this discipline of becoming still in God’s presence.  Again, by necessity, this must include a ceasing from the normal activity and noise of my day for the purpose of making space for the renewing revelation that God is indeed God!  I must continue to “know” this.  This speaks of an episodic encounter with the presence of God who is my refuge and strength, and my ever-present help.

Doing what God has made possible for me to do positions me for this supernatural encounter.  In Psalm 131:2 David writes; “I have stilled and quieted my soul.”  This is something I can do by God’s grace.  Doing so positions me to live a life that is unexplainable apart from the reality that God is always with me everywhere.  And a life lived with such a consistent awareness of God’s intimate, empowering presence changes everything!

How is your experience going with regard to living throughout each day in the awareness of who God is and that he is always with you?  Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


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Lead pastor of Risen King Community Church
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18 Responses to God is always with me everywhere…and that changes everything!

  1. T.J. Hill says:

    Good stuff Bill! Thanks for sharing your journey! -T.J. Hill

  2. Not only is this a wonderful reminder to me to STOP and just be with God, but the scripture inspired me. I am going to find a way to incorporate intentional “be still” time at work WITH the four year old friends!

  3. Tim Fox says:

    Intentional Supernatural Peace. Bless You.

  4. Ray Van Gilst says:

    Thank you Bill, if you write a devotional book, I will buy it!

  5. Mike Lytle says:

    more often I stop to thank God everyday for what I have…and what he has given me…Not so much to just stop to let him in…its something for me to think an=bout..thanks for the e-mail.

    • bill4jc says:

      Gratitude is a huge way of recognizing and remaining mindful of God’s presence and activity in our lives. Lord bless you today as you continue to live this out!

  6. Tom Trageser says:

    It seems no matter I long I have been on this journey with Christ, I need to be stopped to pat attention to this we stated reminder. Thanks Bill!

  7. Thanks. I needed to read that. Ed

  8. Clyde says:

    Thank you for the great insight. Your opinion and advice resonates with me. Knowing that Jesus is with me at all times gives me a great deal of hope, guidance, and comfort.

    Clyde

  9. @ says:

    Thankyou 4 remind ing me 2 take time 2 be still before my God & 2 just know that He is right herewith me wherever I am.I would appreciate more of your knowledge in Goods word,plz share the things u feel God places on your heart in order that I may grow more 2 be like Jesus,God Bless you.Yours inn Christ Karen

  10. Jennifer says:

    This habit has made my life extraordinary! The simple things in life just fall into place for me that otherwise would not. An example is getting to a place which should be closed but, happens to be available to me?! Putting the right people in my path exactly when it’s needed! I do not take these things as a coincidence but GOD being with me every second of my day! GLORY BE TO GOD! He truly is an AWESOME GOD!

  11. Mahnoor says:

    Good information

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