God Delights in Us

February 15, 2013

Today’s Reflection

WE CANNOT DEVELOP a close relationship with God if we have a distorted image of God. If we think God is uninvolved in daily events, then we will not see God’s activity in what happens. If we see God as being very remote, then personal communication is impossible. If we perceive God as a judge whom we appease with good behavior or as a policeman who watches for our every offense, we will believe that God cannot love us.

God is far greater than anything we can imagine. Yet, through Jesus we can know the loving nature of our Creator. Scripture tells us God is love and that God delights in us. God comes to us and dwells in us.

- David Muyskens
Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God

From page 26 of Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer by J. David Muyskens. Copyright © 2006 by J. David Muyskens. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

List some attributes of God. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Romans 10:13, NRSV

This Week: pray for those who are lonely. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

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This week we remember Valentine (February 14).

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patch February 15, 2013 at 3:59 am

Comforter, healer, friend, savior, lord, alpha and omega, triune God, Father, Mother, Son, and Spirit….

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robert moeller February 15, 2013 at 4:27 am

Creator, omniscient, always present, loving, forgiving, caring, redeemer, almighty, holy, divine

Lord with you loneliness fades away and we have communion with the source of our being. Thank you for being omnipresent. May those who do not know you, believe in you, trust you, come to this blessing as well.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Gary February 15, 2013 at 9:14 am

God is my everything. There cannot be anything that God is not (except evil).

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Jay February 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Sustainer.

Father, I will lean on you to sustain me during my Lenten committment. Amen

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linda crouch February 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Always involved, everywhere and with everyone, powerful, caring and loving.

Thank you, Lord!!!!!!!!!

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Mary Ng Shwu Ling March 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm

God is holy, righteous, sovereign, merciful, wise, powerful, good, loving and kind.

Thank you God for there is none like You.

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