#day19 Complete! 🕯️Favorite Devotional Part:🕯️ Even at the most difficult time of your life you can experience the intimate presence of God. There is no safer place, nothing more valuable in life and nothing that this world offers that can compare with the intimate presence of God – seeing his face. When you look at all the evil in the world, do you ever wonder why God does not deal with it straight away and get rid of it? In the #parable of the weeds the servant wants to pull up the weeds, but his master refuses. A judgment will come.  But God won’t allow the destruction of all that is evil yet. He wants to gather all the wheat into his barn. He deliberately allows a delay until ‘the end of the age’, so that more people have time to respond to the good news about Jesus and find the most valuable possession. Are your circumstances far from ideal at the moment? Do you feel confined by them? Do you wish you were in a different job, a different place, or a different relationship? Whatever your circumstances, this passage shows that if you stay faithful to God you can experience his presence, his favour and his blessing right where you are. However, the fact that the Lord is with you does not stop you facing #temptation.  The best way to resist temptation is to flee from it. If you are facing great temptation, take radical action. Like Joseph, run from it. Your circumstances may not be ideal. For example, you might feel like you are in prison – literally in prison, or confined like a prisoner in your job, a health issue, a difficult relationship or other circumstances. Yet in the midst of all this, if you stay #faithful to God, you can experience his presence with you, his favour in the sight of others, and his blessing on your life. Psalm 11 Matthew 13:37-52 🗝️Favorite Passage(s)🗝️: #youversion #bibleinoneyear #bibleinoneyear2017 #bible #god #christianlife #kjv #readthebible #scripture  #bibleinayear #jesus #accountable  #biblechallenge #needjesus  #bibleinoneyearchallenge2017 #presenceofgod #godspromise #blessings #studygodsword #readtheword #wordofgod

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