Thursday, January 8, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY...the presence of the Lord

GENESIS 28:16 "And Jacob awoke from his sleep and he said, surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know

Many times, when we are not even aware, the Lord is with us. God is there with you even when circumstances seem out of control. He is already working everything together for your good.

Even when you can't see it.

"And Jacob rose early in the morning and took the stone he had put under his head, and he set it up for a pillar and he poured oil on its top (in dedication)." (Genesis 28: 18)
Just as Jacob dedicated himself to the Lord each morning, we as Christians, even though we cannot see the outcome, should dedicate ourselves to God. For His goodness and His mercy will follow us all of our days.

For surely, the Lord is in this place...

I am thankful today that
wherever He is welcome...
He can be found!

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Jennifer said...

Happy TT, Laurie!

I am so thankful for the presence of the Lord. It is beyond my comprehension the number of times that the Lord's presence intervene on my behalf and I don't even realize it.

Thanks for a beautiful reminder of His presence.

Love you,

Lynn said...

Hi Laurie,

Wow, great video and a great post. Thank you. Have a wonderful TT. Hugs.

Jill said...

Laurie - thanking God for being in this place! AMEN!

Love your post and how beautifully you shared this powerful truth!

Blessings and hugs,

Melanie said...

Yes, I am so thankful for the presence of the Lord. What a comfort to know that He is ALWAYS with us!

Denise said...

Thanks for always posting such inspiring words sweetie.

Grammy said...

I so enjoyed the slide show.

Colored Heart said...

Hi, Laurie! I was blessed with your post. I think I haven't greeted you Happy New Year yet so... HAPPY NEW YEAR! I want you to know that I missed you and I was happy to bloghop to your site again. I thank God for you!

Stay thankful. By the way, kindly pass by my TT post today. God bless you!Shalom, dear sister!:$

Beth in NC said...

Hi Laurie,

That was a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing with us! Happy TT!


Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL verse! Thank you for sharing! LOVED your post!

Laurie Ann said...

Being in the presence of God is an amazing thing, and if we stop in the middle of chaos and crisis, remembering He is always with us, it's breathtaking to know He is right there. I love that song! Lovely post, Laurie. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Debbie said...

I loved that video. The music and scenes were so peaceful and somehow reassuring to me. Yes, He is with us and I'm so very thankful.

mom interceding said...

How awesome to know that our creator loves us so much that He allows us to be in His presence!
I love this song and the words are so anointed. I feel the Lord's presence everytime I hear it or sing it. Thanks for sharing. Carolyn