To Follow Jesus
My notes on Every Day with Jesus, written by Selwyn Hughes; revised and updated by Mick Brooks, published by CWR.
May/June 2016 Issue – The Presence of God, ‘You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.’ Psalm 16:11
The text set for today’s reading and meditation (the key verse is highlighted):
Psalm 63 (NIVUK): ”You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth. They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.
But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.”
Selwyn starts by saying: “Now we come to the last of my suggestions for increasing our awareness of God’s presence in our lives: end every day with a few minutes’ reflection on your experiences of God during the waking hours.”
Basically, it is setting aside some time each and every day, sitting down with Jesus and going through the events of our day, inviting Him (through prayer) to review our words, actions and inactions that made up our day.
It is an examination of the quality of our walk with Jesus, and we open up our hearts for Him to review what we have done; and how we may have done some things better, if it becomes clear that we failed to give God glory, at any time during the day.
I know this is one activity that I don’t do enough of; hopefully after today, I will do more with the help of His Holy Spirit.