21-Day Fast (Day 17) When God Gets Quiet

Scripture: Psalms 139:7-10

7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

If you’ve lived for God very long, you’ve likely had a point in your walk where you just couldn’t feel God’s presence. Try as might, whatever it was that you equated with God’s presence just wasn’t there. Doubt is quick to creep in and discourage you from praying, or waiting any longer on God presence. The Reality is…the Lord never leaves us.


By the time David penned this Psalm, he more than likely had gone through a great deal of turmoil in his career as king of Israel. His personal failures and challenges to his authority brought with them some dark and dreary days for David. If ever there was a man prone to highs and lows in his life, David was the man. So, who better to remind us that regardless of whether we feel it or not, God’s divinely inspired word through David, tells us…God IS THERE!


More than qualified to weigh in on this issue, the Apostle Paul defines for us the boundaries of God’s love in Romans. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39). Essentially, there are no boundaries. So if you’re “feeling” like God no longer loves or cares about you, get your nose in the Book and remind yourself of this glorious promise!

In Closing

We don’t base our walk with God on emotions or feelings. This is a walk of faith. We are all prone to emotional peaks and valleys. But, you can be certain, God’s presence in our lives, nor His love for His people, will ever change.

How Do I Feel?

Hungry! Yes, hunger has returned with a vengeance, but I’m still committed to this fast. I have to say, even though I have been on this fast, I have had days where it was still hard to feel God’s presence in my life. But, if I based it on feelings though, I would have given up a long time ago. I know God’s there, and I know He hears my every prayer!

21-Day Fast (Day 12) Every Day is the Lord’s Day

Scripture: Revelation 1:9-11

9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day,and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book…

Why Just Sunday?

As I pondered what to write today, on this the “Lord’s Day,” a thought occurred to me. I fully understand why we attend church and worship the Lord on Sunday. But, what I don’t understand is the thinking, that Sunday is the ONLY day in which we worship the Lord. Each day is a gift from the Lord. When the psalmist penned the words, “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24), he was indiscriminate as to which day we should rejoice and be glad. Every day is a cause for celebration and rejoicing.

Everyday is the Lord’s Day 

It stands to reason then, that since the Lord made this day, each day IS the Lord’s Day and thus a day we can all be in His Spirit! Spirit-filled Christians have this experience afforded them EVERYDAY. We are admonished in Galatians 5:25, If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. We ARE living in the Spirit and thus every DAY is an opportunity for us to, live in, abide in, rejoice in, be lead by, be comforted by, be encouraged by, the precious Spirit of the Lord!

How Do I Feel?

My muscles are weak, and my joints are aching slightly. My appetite is still very low for all things, although I do still have grumblings in my stomach. My mind feels clear though. I am scheduled to teach this morning and our class typically runs for an hour (a little less). This will take a great deal of effort, but I am not relying solely on my own strength…

Psalms 121:1-2

 1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.