"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


In lieu of what I have been going through lately, I have been spending time going over in my Life Recovery Bible Psalm 27:1-6. Desiring to be closer to God more than ever. In my quiet time and even finding a common ground with common people who believe, pray and worship like I do.

I want to share the Bible Reading from that particular Scripture:

We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contacts with God, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out.

Most of us initially turn to God for the help he can give us, namely, his power to free us from the power of our dependency. We may be surprised to find that, as time passes, we turn to God out of a desire to be near him. As we discover how wonderful he is and how much he loves us, we draw near to him because of the joy we experience in his presence.

King David gave us a glimpse into his relationship with God, saying, "The one thing I ask of the Lord-the thing I seek most-is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord's perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music." (Psalm 27:4-6)

David found great joy by improving his conscious contact with God. God is always there, but we are not always aware of his presence. Our relationship with God usually begins with his meeting our desperate needs. But when we begin to focus on getting to know God as an end in itself, we will discover that he will give us what we have always desired-the joy of being close to our loving Creator. Then we will see that we can be trusted with every area of our life.

(The Life Recovery Bible, p. 697)


  1. i hear you about getting to know God being the goal...thanks for the nice sunday reflection...

  2. oh I love this JBR... being near and spending time with Him because we want to be with Him, not only because we know we need time with Him. the more we know Him, the more we are drawn to walk closely with Him, and He is ALWAYS there. It's true..."You will search for me and you will FIND me when you search with your whole heart". I've always loved that, and in that process, He reveals more of Himself to us, and we grow.

    Happy Sunday JBR!

  3. That's where I want to be. Just wanting to be with him without a list, even a good list. To just enjoy him. To just be with him.

    Grace and peace

  4. He is a wonderful home
    ...the most gracious
    shelter I've ever known.
    Loving Him because He is
    ~that is the cry of my heart.

  5. He is my safe haven always.

  6. Yes I so desire to feel Him close to me!

  7. Oh, bless you, JBR! I love this post!

  8. It's true that our desperate needs often bring us to God, but it is through the journey of those needs that we are called to a closer relationship with Him. It can sometimes be a rough roller-coaster through times of suffering to get to a point of trusting and desiring to be with God just to be with Him. Thanks for sharing this, JBR. Blessings.

  9. Ah yes, loving him and wanting to be with Him for who He is and not just for what He can give us. great post and reminder.

  10. What an amazing post! I so want to be in the safe shelter of my Savior's arms!

    Blessings, precious one~