Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. Isaiah 33:2
Appreciation for Almighty God’s presence emerges as we walk with Him daily. Are you aware of the presence of God in the mundane as you are in the miraculous? If we are only looking for the presence of God in the miraculous, we will miss personal encounters He desires to have with us. Seek God in the daily-ness, the ordinariness of your life. Our enjoyment and appreciation of Almighty God will remain lacking if we choose not to walk with Him daily in the reading of His Word and prayer. In addition, our readiness and willingness to obey Him will remain lacking if we are not meeting personally with God each day. Our obedience to our LORD is based on trust, and trust grows from a day-to-day relationship with our Savior and LORD.
Prayerfully ask God to place in your heart a desire to walk with Him daily. Often we ask God to walk with us, but God desires for us to walk with Him. For our safety and the pure enjoyment of our LORD, we are wise to learn to walk with God instead of begging Him to walk with us. Jeremiah 29:11-13 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” These Scriptures tells us that God is the One with the good plan, the perfect plan. When we choose a path and set out on it, we don’t have a clue to where it will ultimately lead. We think we know, but in reality we have no idea. But when we choose to walk with our LORD in daily obedience, it is truly the sure means of fulfilling His wonderful plans for us.
In Isaiah 33:2-6 and Isaiah 50:4-11 we see benefits of a daily walk with our Savior and LORD. In Isaiah 33:2 we see that Almighty God offers us the daily treasure of His strength. LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. Children of Almighty God are on a pilgrimage towards a Heavenly home. One of the daily comforts in our day-to-day struggle is to remember that this earth is not our home and that one day we will be ushered into our eternal home where we will live with our Savior and LORD. God will provide the strength we need to face our daily struggles until He ushers us into our eternal home. If we are not walking with our Savior and LORD when trials come, we miss the full measure of strength He has for us along the way. Choose to walk with the LORD where ever He may lead.
Isaiah 33:6 tells us God offers us the daily treasure of His sure foundation. He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. Jesus Christ is the only sure foundation worthy of building our life on. Almighty God will be our stability when we encounter unstable times. The words to the song Solid Rock are so very true. “On Christ the Solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.” Isaiah 33:6 also tells us that God offers us the daily treasure of wisdom and knowledge. When you and I walk in an intimate relationship each and every day with our LORD, we gain wisdom and knowledge from His Holy Word. We often think of blessings in tangible terms but wisdom is an intangible blessing of infinite worth. If we aren’t walking with God daily, it is easy for us to become mislead by human logic. God desires to guide us daily in His wisdom and His knowledge. Remember, He is the One with the perfect plan for our lives.
God offers us the daily treasure of victory. Isaiah 50:7-8 – Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and know I will not be put to shame. He who vindicates me is near. Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other! Who is my accuser? Let him confront me! We will encounter warfare as we journey upon this earth. Satan is on a mission to disgrace us, to accuse us, and condemn us. Each and every day we must set our faces like flint on the face of Jesus Christ and follow Him step by step to victory.
Prayerfully ask God to help you walk with Him consistently and daily. He desires an intimate and personal relationship with you. Follow His leading.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Your love. Place in our hearts a burning desire to meet with You daily in prayer and the reading of Your Holy Word. Continue to bless us with Your presence, wisdom, and protection. Help us to truly recognize You as our solid foundation. In Jesus Name I Pray…..Amen.