And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham’s sake.”
(Genesis 26:24, ESV)
Have you taken any time to serious think about God with us? We celebrate the Advent season and talk about the incarnation of Christ and He being called Emmanuel which means "God with us." But, has this moved passed an academic understanding in your life? Has it become a life shattering fact that has effected every area of your life?
As I read through the Scriptures, I can't help but notice God reminding His people that He is with them. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and so many more have experienced the life changing and shattering realization that God is with them. Today, these words ring true to me as I read Hebrews 13 where I am reminded that God is with me, too.
I will live today with this in my mind. I will live today looking at the specific areas where I notice God's presence. I expect a peace overcome me today, and I suspect the same opportunity awaits you, too, as you experience God's nearness.