It is fair to say that I am a loner. My circle of close friends is small but even when I'm in a crowd, I am still the loner. I don't enjoy loneliness yet I am not entirely uncomfortable being alone at times.
The truth is I don't feel completely alone because I can feel Jesus' presence with me. He hears me, he comforts me when I feel especially lonely or sad. The time, I have spent in prayer and in His word, has given me that sense of intimacy one has with a close friend. He has calmed my anxious heart, silenced my anger, and He has dried my tears.
Mr. Chambers explains today that one who is intimate with Jesus never leaves impressions of himself. 'The only impression left by such a life is that of the strong calm sanity that Our Lord gives to those who are intimate with Him.' When we are intimate with Jesus and allow Him to reign in our life, He is what people should see when they look at us.
John 14:9 (Voice) "I have lived with you all this time, and you still don’t know who I am? "
I thank God for the strong calm sanity from my Lord and I pray people see it when they look at me. If you have not experienced it yet, I pray the Lord will give you the desire to spend time developing an intimate relationship with Him so that you have the opportunity to truly know His character and His love.
Melinda started her fifth year of her devotions reading Oswald Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest. In 2015 she has made the commitment to share what this year's journey. Taking a detour, she began living Every Day With Jesus