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A very present help.

Posted by appolus on April 19, 2015

zip Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

A few years ago my family and I were on holiday. One of the things we had always wanted to do was zip lining and there in Vancouver Island was the perfect place to do just that. To get to the top of the mountain to zip line down, you had to take a four-wheeler up. It was rugged terrain and a narrow path but breathtakingly beautiful. The young man who was riding the four-wheeler was like most young men, a tad reckless it seemed. I was shooting some video and on this video my wife is struggling to get her seat belt locked and clicked. We laugh now about her worried demeanor but it took almost the entire trip up the mountain for her to get her seat-belt clicked. In her immediate concerns for her situation she missed out on the splendor and the majesty of the mountain going up.

How many of us are living our lives taken up with our immediate concerns? Life just continues to pass us by. We are so busy trying to “push our seat-belts in,” with the concerns of life, one after another, day after day, that life is literally passing us by. The glory and the splendor of life itself, the majesty of Gods creation all around us, yet all missed as the minutia of so much of our lives dominates everything. There is a tyranny involved here. There is a slavery involved. The Lord Himself told us to ” seek ye first the Kingdom of God,” in our lives and all those other things shall be added to us. The Kingdom of God is a living reality and it is ever-present, it was not a one time deal at salvation.

As young people we often spent much of the time wishing our lives away and as older people we bemoan how quickly time is passing. In all of this tyranny and slavery to time, either future or past, the present is lost. Our God is an ever-present God. He is the God of the here and the now. It is today that we revel in His presence. It is today that we know we are alive, yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not guaranteed. If we spend all of our time trying to ” push the seat-belt in,” then how can we live in the Kingdom reality of God which is righteousness and peace and joy? Do you find yourself constantly concerned about the things of tomorrow? Are you worried about time slipping away?

The antidote to the tyranny of time is the freedom that is found in His presence right here in the present. It has to be sought and there is a diligence in the seeking but there is also a reward in the finding. To seek we have to suspend. Suspend what? The worries and the concerns of life must be put to rest. Just seeking God every day is a huge step away from the tyranny of this world brothers and sisters. When we leave the concerns of this world behind by faith, then we begin the journey into the heart of God. We begin to see His beauty that is all around us, we begin to be aware of His grandeur. And then suddenly He is there. No one can predict it and no one can formulate it for it can never be bottled and sold.

His very presence is our ever-present help. Our seeking His Kingdom and His presence is the narrow path in the journey of life as we make our way from the valley’s of this world to the mountains of His Kingdom. Once you establish yourself on this path, you will jealously guard against all distractions. Walking the path will become your way of life, your very purpose for living. It will turn it all around. You will be living in and for the eternal purposes you were called for. We have to eat and we have to drink but the primary reason for being alive is life, eternal life in Christ and the Kingdom life of God that is found in the ever-present God.

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