July 12: Face to Face with God

July 12: Face to Face with God

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Chris Rowekamp

“Be gracious to me, O Lord!
See my affliction from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from the gates of death,
that I may recount all your praises,
that in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in your salvation.”
—Psalm 9:13-14 ESV


After spending some time reflecting on God’s judgment of evil and his protection of the oppressed, David gets practical: he cries to God for mercy.

You see, it is good to think about God and study his character and attributes, but there comes a moment when we have to confront him face-to-face.

To bring our petition before him. To commune with him.

If we miss that, we’re missing the whole point.

In fact, the purpose of every Daily Thought is to drive you to a place of intimacy with God.

To help you invite him into every moment of your day.

That’s the most valuable thing we can do, and it’s the only way our life can produce any fruit (see John 15:5).

Here is a short prayer to help you invite God into every moment of your day:

Inhale: God,
Exhale: I want to be with you.

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