Guest Devotion by Olivia Mancini – In the Quiet
In the secret place, He is God. In moments of weakness, in chaos, in trials and tribulations, He is God. No matter where I go He is there. I cannot hide from His presence.
In Psalms 139 we see how David could not hide from God. He recognized that God could see him no matter where he was, and no matter how far he would run, God would find him.
1) You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
2) You know when I sit and when I rise;you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3) You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4) Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
5) You hem me in behind and before,and you lay your hand upon me.
6 ) Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain
7) Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8) If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9) If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10) Your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11) If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13) For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14) I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15) My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16) Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17) How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
18) Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you.
19) If only you, God, would slay the wicked!Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20) They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21) Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22) I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23) Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24) See me if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
I love to spend quiet time with my King. As I am about to walk through motherhood with my first born, I think about how I am going to make time for “quiet time”. It is important as mammas and wives to have our quiet time with the King. He is the One who sustains us and can change the entire atmosphere in your homes.
If we wake up in the morning before our kiddos wake up, we can invite the Holy Spirit to come and change the atmosphere of the home. We can spend the morning in the word and in prayer. This will not only change your mood but it will change your kiddos mood as well.
Your husband needs you to be strong. He needs a prayer warrior behind him, cheering him forward, praying for his mind. I often pray for my husband. As he goes to work each day I pray he has strength, peace, and joy. I pray that God protects his mind, his body, and his soul. I often pray for my daughter as well. It is important to pray for our husbands because they are the leaders of our home, and our spiritual leaders. They need to be covered in prayer continually!
The Lord is faithful and just. I trust Him with my husband and my daughter because He has never failed me.
So take your quiet time seriously. Remember to pray for your husband and your children daily. The Lord should be a part of our everyday routine! He is the most important part of our day! Remember your life is in His hands, and He cares for you! Amen.
– Olivia Mancini