As I was reading through Psalm 27 this morning, I was reminded how powerful the presence of God is.
David is feeling the effects of evil people pressing in on him and I can’t help but be reminded of my days at home as a mom.
The enemy knows if he can get our thought life going in a destructive direction, it’s only a matter of time before we and our families pay the price. We struggle with thoughts of inadequacy, of being “enough”.
We battle lies we’ve been told in the past and in the present. These are the lies that the enemy tries to magnify as we try to walk in obedience to the Lord by serving our families.
This is why it is crucial that we invite the strong presence of God into our lives and into our homes.
As we walk through our days we are engaged in a spiritual battle of epic proportions. This isn’t just about our own souls, but the souls of our families and God’s presence makes all the difference!
The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lord with music.
Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
Be merciful and answer me!
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
And as we talk with Him through prayer and meditating on His Word, we are reminded of just how powerful HE is. Our hearts are turned away from the lies and deceptions of the enemy and our works. Instead, we begin to gaze on the goodness and might of our God and the fact that HE calls us AND qualifies us both as Believers and moms.
This is why I am continually encouraging moms to sit at the feet of Jesus, to hear the GOOD that he has for us! It doesn’t have to be a long time and may need to simply happen in our hearts as we are making breakfast or changing diapers.
But if at all possible, take time with Him. Remember that we are a disciple of Jesus FIRST and foremost. We listen to the good that he has for us and then work from that place of assurance and peace.
He LOVES us. He “hides us in His sanctuary”. We will “hold our head high above our enemies who surround us”!
The final verse says:
Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Have you invited His powerful presence into today?
(For more encouragement, please take a look at my new devotional for moms, “Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart”, available on Amazon)