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Patrice Tankard, Executive Writer, Notes of Inspiration
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” Psalm 139;7
God is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He is everywhere all of the time. We cannot escape him. That’s a good thing. I am glad that the Lord is everywhere all of the time. I need him to be everywhere so that I can always have full access to him. I depend on him from morning to night. I need him in all areas of my life. I would be uncomfortable if I had a God that could not be everywhere and I had to go out and find him. I don’t want to have to look for my God. I don’t want to have to make an appointment or have to be pre-qualified to meet some type of criteria before requesting his service or needing his love. I am so glad that the Lord is available to all of us and he is everywhere!
Proverbs 16:32(KJV): “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”
The person who is able to stay calm and self controlled even in the most challenging sitiuations, possesses a persona which is exemplified in the most outstanding leaders, kings, queens, and other highly honored chief servants. If you have these qualities, then you are blessed far above measure. If you do not have these qualities, you are eligible to operate in them. Character improvement is always ongoing and available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week.
“Turn, O Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.” Psalm 6:4
You can depend upon the Lord to deliver and save you from the concerns that you have about your life. He loves you and is available to help you. He loves you deeply and is waiting for you to petition him. He has delivered and saved me from so many situations and I am eternally grateful to him for all that he has done. He can do the same for you. His love is unfailing.
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” Isaiah 55:1
Depend on the arm of the Lord to make provision in your life regardless of the challenges. Everything that you need is in the Lord and he owns it all. It does not matter what your socioeconomical status is. God is the great provider and he has it all in control. So, don’t be afraid to ask for what you need. Don’t be afraid to move forward toward your dreams even though you may not have the finances or other support. It does not matter what you do not have. What matters is what God has. God has everything. He is the great provider.
“The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.” Psalm 145:18-19
The Lord is omnipresent and he is available for all who call on upon him and who sincerely needs him. Take comfort in knowing that you can experience his closeness because he is near. For all who reverence him, he will hear their cries and save them. This scripture is comforting to me because I stay in the need of the Lord’s closeness. I long to embrace and I desire the intimacy that the presence of the Lord can provide. Be encouraged and know that the Lord is near and he is listening for your call. He is near us, he will hear us and he will save us.
There will come a time in your life when you will stop mid-stream and realize something that you have never realized before. It’s that “ah ha!” moment or the moment when the “light switch comes on”. Have you had one of those moments lately? I have. One of my female high school students walked up to me on the last day of school and said this, “Ms. Tankard, how are we supposed to get through the Summer? We are going to miss you! You are so addictive!” It was at that moment that I realized a defining insight. Being a people-person, I love being around people and can socialize on any level. But I did not realize that people loved or needed to be around me. There is a difference. My student was trying to tell me that she and the other students will miss our time of education, talking about life and me listening to them in general. Several other people have also made comments related to being “addicted” to some form of my giving myself to the call of working with and helping others. It is such a wonderful compliment when others “want” and “need” to be around you. It is my hope and prayer that the lives that I touch are enhanced, encouraged and blessed. Find out the unique thing about your life and nurture it. Since people seem to like to be around me, I am going to try to make them feel loved, comforted and enlightened. Find that thing about you and work it!
“With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. ” Psalm 108:13
Why should we worry about our lives when we have the best defense? God is our best defense. He is able to give us the victory in our lives so that we can always strive toward success and peace. Do not worry about enemies. They are no match for God’s protection over our lives. Take comfort in knowing that you do not have to be afraid to move forward.
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7
It is comforting to know that we can hide in the shadow of the Almighty God. He is able to protect us, especially if we are in trouble. Depend on the strong arms of the Lord to embrace you and allow Him to safely lead you to your destiny. You can hide in His Protection.
“…For he is the living God, and steadfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.” Daniel 6:26
Our living God is eternally established and nothing can over power his existence or dominion. His kingdom will never be destroyed and he shall operate in dominion and power until the end. That is more than enough evidence to convince us that we need not be afraid or concerned with the negative aspects of our lives. When you feel anxious, unsure, unsettled, intimidated, afraid or concerned about your obstacles and challenges, just remember that the living God has dominion over all negative forces that may be affecting you. Trust the Lord to provide protection and comfort. No matter how unstable the world may become or your life may become at times, take comfort in knowing that God’s existence and dominion are stable. That in itself guarantees your success if you trust Him. His presence and power are irresistibly consistent.