Good morning, Lord Jesus. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I worship You, Lord God, in spirit and truth, as I start my day focused on You. ...
"God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Padan-aram, and He blessed him. God said to him, 'Your name is Jacob; no longer shall you be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.' ... Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone; and he poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it. So Jacob called the place where God had spoken with him Bethel" (Genesis 35:9-15).
I was talking to a person yesterday when a song by Bethel was playing. They asked me what does "Bethel" mean? "Bethel" means house of God. Now that God has poured out His Holy Spirit upon all Your sons and daughters of God, we are Your Bethel -- the place God dwells is in our hearts as Your house. We are "a holy temple in the Lord, in whom (we) also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God" (Ephesians 2:21-22). "Do you not know that (we) are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in (us)?" (1 Corinthians 3:16)
So today, wherever I am, I can hear Your voice speaking to me. Wherever I am, I can sense Your Presence abiding within me. And wherever I am, You invite me to pour out my praise as a offering of my life and trust in You only as my pillar of strength, remembering every place and every moment where You've met with me and assured me that I am Your child and You are my God. You are my God who knows my name.
You are constantly saying to me,"My son. I am in you and you are in Me. Trust in Me to lead you today by your heart that you've entrusted to Me."
Yes, Lord. Abide in me as I abide in You (John 15:4). Put Your thoughts in my mind and Your desires in my heart. Remind me that Your Spirit is within me, guiding my path and ordering my steps, changing my heart into Your nature. Dwell in Your house, here in my heart, throughout the moments of my day. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
My Friends, I pray you will remember throughout the moments of your day that your heart is God's house. May you hear His voice and sense His Presence wherever you are. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friends!
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Gary Liederbach- Lead Follower
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