2 Minutes - SILENCE, STILLNESS AND CENTERING WITH GOD
12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God... 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The central promise in the Bible is not “I will forgive you,” although of course that promise is there. It is not the promise of life after death, although we are promised that as well. The most frequent promise in the Bible is “I will be with you.”
Before Adam and Eve ever sinned or needed forgiveness, they were promised God’s presence. He would walk with them in the cool of the day. When God himself came to earth, his redemptive name was Immanuel—God with us. When Jesus left, his promise was to send the Spirit so that “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). At the end of time, when sin is a distant and defeated memory...it will be sung, “God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and God himself will be with them and be their God” (Rev 21:3)... God is determined that you should be in every respect his friend, his companion, his dwelling place. (GICTYT, p. 15-16)
How does it feel to be God’s friend, companion and dwelling place?
2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response