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Necessary and Easy

I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with loving-kindness. (Jeremiah 31:3, NIV) 

Practicing the presence of God is for everyone.
It is both necessary and easy.

Talking with God is
the most holy,
the most universal, and
the most necessary practice in the spiritual life.
We can speak humbly and lovingly to Him
at all times,
wherever we are.
There are no rules or procedures to follow.
Just talk to Him honestly and
believe that He hears you.

Though church is important,
you don’t have to be in church to talk to Him.
Make your heart a chapel where
you may escape from time to time
to talk with Him.

Everyone can live in
constant fellowship
with the Living God.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Looking to Jesus
Printed Music & Lyrics

by Brother Lawrence and Ken Bible

Simple Faith

You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you.
(Isaiah 26:3, NIV)

In this world of darkness and uncertainty,
focus on the sure and certain path of faith.
The light shed by simple faith will warn you of the rocks
on which so many have shipwrecked.
They let themselves drift along the current of curiosity and imagination,
trusting only human guidance and
hungering for whatever is new.
Seek God alone, and
these perils are easily avoided.

See God’s hand in all the events of life.
Set aside your will,
misguided by ignorance and selfishness, and
love His will instead.
You’ll find that such simple faith brings
a clarity and beauty to life
that lasts through every storm.

Listen…and sing if you want:
Hymn: Everything I Need
Printed Music & Lyrics

Little Things for God

Whatever you do,
whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.
(Colossians 3:17, NIV)

We search and trouble ourselves to learn how to love God.
Yet it is so simple.
It is not necessary to do great things for God.
We can do little things for Him.

Do you have small, menial tasks to do?
Are they sometimes unpleasant?
Do them for love of God, as a personal service to Him.
As you work, look to God.
Talk to Him.
Ask for His help.
Then when you complete the task, thank God for the grace to work.

Don’t tire of doing little things out of love for Him.
The littleness of the work does not lessen the value of the offering,
for God regards not the greatness of the work,
but the love that prompts it.

Listen…and sing if you want:
Hymn: I’ll Sing of You
Printed Music & Lyrics