If you saw Christ standing beside you all the time
(J.R. Miller, “Intimate Letters on Personal Problems”)
Scripture says of Moses, that “he endured as seeing Him who is invisible!” Hebrews 11:27. That is, Moses always remembered that God was right beside him, his friend to help him–and this made him strong. He did not actually see God–but it was as if he saw Him. That is, he realized the divine presence in all of his life.
If you saw Christ standing beside you all the time–it would not be hard for you to keep sweet, or to keep control of your temper and speech.
Well, Christ IS beside you–just as really as He was beside Mary when she sat at His feet in Bethany, or beside Peter and the other disciples as they walked together over the hills of Judea and Galilee. What you need, is to realize this fact.
We know that Jesus is present with us all the time, at every moment, by day or by night. He is closer than any human friend can be to us. Indeed, we are to practice His presence–that is, we are to live all the time, as if we actually saw Him!
You must remember that Christ is always beside you, not only to see you–but to help you, as your truest and best Friend!
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001