Better than an Ocean-View

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“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul…” Psalm 23:1-3a

You may feel like the only way you can truly rest is if things were quiet around you and if you were somewhere on a beach. If you were standing near an ocean on a tropical island surely your soul would be nourished and you would have the strength to go on. While it is a known fact that getting away to a beautiful place helps us relieve stress and feel a sense of peace within ourselves, the truth is, God’s presence is better than an ocean-view any day.

Renew your mind to the truth that the same God that created the beautiful and spectacular destinations on the earth is the same God that lives on the inside of you. When you draw near to Him, He expects you to draw from Him. You are never suppose to leave His presence uneasy and not comforted. No matter your current surroundings, you must draw near and draw from His life source within you. He will calm your fears and restore the vitality of your mind, will and emotions. He will put your mind at ease and lead you beside still waters. He will fill you with peace and quiet you with His love, giving you assurance that He is in control and it is safe to trust Him. The truth the enemy doesn’t want you to ever know is that God’s spirit is an amazing well of salvation within you. And if he can make you feel as though you need to getaway to have peace, he has you.

Approach God’s presence as though you are standing next to a vast ocean, expecting His presence to do for you more than an ocean would. Draw by faith from the deep well within peace, joy, and wisdom. Experience your Savior and very Present Help in a way that you never have before. He is better than an ocean-view.

Prayer: Father, help me get this understanding deep in my heart and never forget it. You are better to me than any destination I can go to. I steal away and draw near to you in my heart and by faith I draw from your life within me peace. Quiet my soul. I believe your presence can do greater in me than anything or anyone else can. Thank you Lord.

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  1. Hello, I just want to thank God for these devotionals and the people he uses to create them. I want the writers to know how special they are and how important it is to have the Holy Spirit guide you. Today is my birthday and I planned on renting a car to go out and treat myself and relax. Going to the beach to relax was the main idea for renting the car. I pictured myself sitting on the sand, watching the waves crash, standing waist deep in the water. I was looking forward to tranquility while taking in the ocean-view. I was unable to get the rental after being assured I would get a vehicle today. I was feeling disappointed, overwhelmed and anxious. Before I opened the devotional page this evening, I prayed to God and asked Him to have a *specific* word for me, as things didn’t go as planned today, of all days. The post on today and yesterday were written for me. The Lord wanted me to know that I can experience that peace with Him anytime and anywhere, and that He is with me. It is so amazing to hear Christ speak directly to you, using your current situation to let you know that He hears you and that He cares. And this isn’t the first time He used DOTK to deliver a specific message to me but i felt compelled to comment because It means so much to me and my walk with Him. I am so grateful to Christ. I love Him & the way He loves. I rarely post comments on the internet, but I couldn’t let this day pass by without letting someone on this platform know that the Lord is speaking, the Lord is working through you. Thank you. May the Lord continue to bless you all and this ministry.

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