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Quiet Time: In His Presence with the Book of Psalms

What book of the Bible do you like to read during your Quiet Time?

This past week you may have been blessed with multiple gifts of joy, help, safety, protection, shelter, refuge, strength, comfort, love, courage, rest and/or peace as you sat quietly in His Presence. Perhaps there was something in particular you needed a specific touch from God about and you deeply felt His presence and provision. You were able start your work day with the calmness that comes from the Lord. What a blessing as you recalled His love and practical, biblical advice during your day.

“Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.” Psalm 116: 2

God will reveal Himself through His Word as you spend time in His Presence. I love to actually sit with my hand on the Bible as I visualize God bending down to listen to me. The touch of your hand on His Word can be reflective of the touch of His Hand on your life. Part of spending time with the Lord before the start of your busy work day involves seeing what God wants to reveal to you as you spend time in His Word.

If you are not in the habit of reading His Word during your quiet time, you may want to start with the Book of Psalms. Once you start reading it, you will see the hand of God and how He goes ahead of you.

Consider the love of God and His direction for your day in just a few of the verses of Psalms below. See how they directly relate to what you might be dealing with at work.

  • Do you remember to trust Him for your day? No matter what you have to deal with, and how difficult it may be, you can be secure in the trust you have in the Lord. (Psalm 31:5)

  • Do you have a difficult decision to make at work today? God is letting you know He will give you the strength to do the right thing and the peace that comes from doing it. (Psalm 29:11)

  • Do you need peace about a difficult issue at work? Remember that all of life’s circumstances are under God’s control. (Psalm 31:7)

  • Do you need a reminder that you are not alone as you deal with the responsibilities at work when you turn to Him for direction? (Psalm 33:11)

  • Are you perhaps dealing with a difficult personal issue as you try to fulfill all your job responsibilities? God is close to you all day long. (Psalm 34:18)

This week as you spend time with the Lord in the morning, and as you read a specific part of His Word, be thankful and reflective on what He wants you to know. May God richly bless you as you commit to spending quiet time in His Presence.

Have a great week!

Bonny, Christian Women at Work

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