“Always” is a word of significance to me. It defines God’s ongoing presence, changing the dynamics of how I see circumstances, challenging me to see beyond the moment, defining my life. A few months ago, our worship leader felt he should email me the song, Always, without realizing how significant this one word is to me. It was on his list to do.  He sent it at 3 AM after his daughter threw up on him, feeling God urging him to do it right then– you’ve got to love how God always uses our circumstances.

And. I needed the song at that very moment. The words have become my own:

Oh, my God, He will not delay
My refuge and strength always
I will not fear, His promise is true
My God will come through always, always~Kristian Stanfill

God is always . . . continually . . . unceasingly . . . and without fail present and at work. It’s the message written in Psalm 46:

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. (Psalm 46:1-3).

The divine words bring clarity.  We are always in the presence of God.  We’re in the presence of God right now.  Being in the presence of God is not something to attain but to always be aware of:

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10, TNIV).

The gift of the day is received when we become aware God is committed to always being present. Always.

Learning to Kickstart with awareness that God is present . . . always,


(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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