Saturday, July 12, 2008

He Is Always Near

We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.

Psalm 75:1

Asaph, the writer of this psalm, gives thanks to the LORD. He knows that God is sovereign. He is transcendent - above all His creation in glory, honor, power, majesty, wisdom, and understanding. Yet He is immanent - personally involved with His creation. When Asaph says that "Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near" he is acknowledging God's presence among and involvement with His people.

But the saints in the Old Testament did not experience a personal, permanent presence of God's Spirit like New Testament saints. New Testament saints, and this includes all of us who have trusted Christ as Lord and Savior, have the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit within us.

The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, our Teacher, our Helper, our Intercessor, and the Giver of Gifts.

Look around. Look within. God is near.

Another day dawns. Another day to learn more about our Savior and to grow closer to Him. To answer His call for this day. To know His power in witnessing. To fellowship with Him in His suffering. To be a humble servant in His name.

I am not sure what this day will bring, but I know that it will bring opportunities to demonstrate my faith in Christ and my faithfulness to Him. Only by God's grace and the presence of His Spirit will I bring honor and glory to the One who called me, saved me, and redeemed me for eternity. Today, I will trust in Him. I will depend on Him. I will call upon Him for wisdom and strength. He is always near.

1 comment:

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