IN CLOSENESS TO ME

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IN CLOSENESS TO ME,  your are safe.  In the intimacy of My Presence, you are energized.  No matter where you are in the world, you know you belong when you sense My nearness. Ever since the Fall , man has experienced a gaping emptiness that only My Presence can fill.  I designed you for close communication with your Creator.  How I enjoyed walking in the garden with Adam and Eve, before the evil one deceived them!

When you commune with me in the garden of your heart, both you and I are blessed.  This is My way of living in the world-through you!  Together we will push back the darkness, for I am the Light of the world.

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of 

deliverance.    Psalm 32:7

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as He was walking in the 

garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.  But the LORD God called to the man,  “Where are you?”  Genesis 3:8

When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. ”    John 8:12

I Am Your Best Friend

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 AM YOUR BEST FRIEND,
  as well as your King.  Walk hand in hand with Me through your life.  Together we will face whatever each day brings: pleasures, hardships, adventures, disappointments.  Nothing is wasted when it is shared with Me.  I can bring beauty out of the ashes of lost dreams.  I can glean Joy out of sorrow, Peace out of adversity.  Only a Friend who is also the King of kings could accomplish this divine alchemy.  There is no other like Me!

 

The friendship I offer you is practical and down-to-earth, yet it is saturated with Heavenly Glory.  Living in My Presence means living in two realms simultaneously: the visible world and unseen, eternal reality.  I have equipped you to stay conscious of Me while walking along dusty, earthbound paths.

 

  “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.  You are My friends if you do what I command.  I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business.  Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”  John 15:13

 

  And provide for those who grieve in Zion–to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of pray instead of a spirit of despair .  They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.  Isaiah 61:3

 

   Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

2 Corinthians 6:10