“He leads me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” Psalm 23:3b (NLT)
It isn’t easy to stay in God’s presence. It’s not easy for me, anyway. My mind drifts and some time may pass before I even notice it. I return my thoughts to him only to I’ve drifted away a short time later. It is getting easier, though. Do I think it possible? Oh yes, I do!
Scripture tells me, over and over, he wants us to be friends. I know he is always with me because scripture also tells me he lives within me. Recently I spent over 18 hours in the back country with a photographer friend of mine. I never forgot he was right there with me. At all times I was aware of his presence. We talked all day long. We laughed together. We drank coffee together. We ate lunch together. I was driving so wherever I went he went along. I never, not once, drove off without him. Sometimes I waited for him, and sometimes he was waiting for me. I welcomed and enjoyed his company. That’s how I want to be with Jesus…everyday, all day.
It isn’t easy, but it is getting easier. The best part? There’s such a peace and joy whenever he’s near.