Journal Entry by Geoff Allen

S – Scripture: Psalm 16:8 (NLT)
I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

O - Observation
The Passion Translation says “Because you are close to me and always available, my confidence will never be shaken, for I experience your wrap around presence every moment.” I love both of these translations the NLT speaks strength and ability to stand in the face of circumstances because of the recognition of God’s presence with him and the TPT talks about experiencing Gods wrap around presence every moment - like a Dad’s hug or snuggling with mum or even under a blanket, but so much more. A feeling of security something that can only come from the king of kings and the lord of lords.

A - Application
I know I have a constant and growing need to have a relationship with Jesus where I can stand, not because of my own ability (because the longer I live I realise not matter how strong a feel I am – I am not) I need the ongoing experience of God’s wrap around presence every day of my life. It doesn’t just happen - I have to seek it even though its freely available all the time, and I guess the more trials I walk through the more I recognise the need for His presence in my life.

P - Prayer
Help me Lord let me know your presence in my life more and more each day.