First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Centered On God - By Sharon Graham

I have been reviewing one of my old Bible studies called “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed; A Study of David.”  In week one of the study, I read in 1 Chronicles 13 about how David made it a priority after becoming king to return the ark of God to Jerusalem.  The ark of God would be located in the center of the nation as a daily physical reminder of God’s presence in the lives of the people.  This made me think about how I must daily, moment by moment, be mindful of God’s presence in my life, so that my thoughts and decisions will be centered on my Lord.  Priscilla Shirer, one of the co-authors of the Bible study said the following:  “Once we begin to live aware of God with us in everything, we find that He really does have something to say about everything in our lives—not just the ‘Sunday morning’ part but every other part as well…Recognizing and acknowledging God’s presence and perspective will alter your decisions and ultimately change outcomes.” (pages 17 & 18)

Father, God, please help me to be constantly aware of Your Presence in my life.  Lord, I trust that this awareness of You will shape the decisions I make so that YOU will be glorified.

Here are some verses to remind us of God’s presence.

“But as for me, God’s presence is my good.  I have made the Lord God my refuge, so I can tell about all You do.” - Psalm 73:28  (HCSB)

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13 (HCSB)

“Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.” – Zephaniah 3:17 (HCSB)

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