“For God is with the generation of the righteous,” Psalm 14:5, NKJV
“With” is a simple four-lettered word we throw in the middle of a sentence to show the togetherness of something or someone. But, when speaking of our relationship with God, we do have that definition of God being near us wherever we are. We do have the meaning of Him walking amongst us through the valley lows and the mountain highs. We do have that basic hint of the word “with,” but we also have so much more.
That word, as general as it is in meaning, not only tells us where God is in conjunction with His people but because of where He is, it also declares a shift in our stance and position in this world. We are not just the run of the mill ordinary folk you may meet on the street in passing. We are not the average Joe that people may be used to dealing with. As we are taking our daily steps and going about our routines, we and they must realize there is so much more to us than what the naked eye may see. As we sit at our desks to work or do whatever tasks our job requires, our position may look like everybody else’s on the outside – oh but, inside He is there. God has implanted a part of Himself in the heart of each believer and He has attached Himself to the righteous.
Listen, it may not always feel like it, but when people look at you what they are seeing is just a shadow of what you really got going on with you. Surrounding you and dwelling in you, through the power of the Holy Spirit is God Almighty. Today, walk with your head held high knowing that no matter how people perceive you, their view is obscured by whatever bias they carry. Who you are in God and God with you speaks of so much more. Your stance and your position now are one of grace, power, holiness, love, and peace that is not only covering your life but is walking with you every step of the way.
Today, Lord, You have chosen to draw near to where Your people are. You have surrounded us on every side and have taken up residence in the innermost parts of our being. God, thank You for the gift of You. Thank You for loving us so much that even in Your omnipotent and holy nature, You have attached Yourself to humble creatures such as we, Your people, and You desire to be with us wherever we are. This is a most priceless gift to us. Let us not take lightly this preciousness of Your presence with us. In the name of Jesus Christ, AMEN!