Thursday, September 10, 2020
“Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel—which, when translated, means, God with us…” (Matthew 1:23)
All throughout the Bible, Jesus has many names according to His attributes. In this verse, He is called Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” Aren’t you glad we serve a God who is with us? He’s not far away looking down on us; He is with us! And as believers, He’s not just around us, He’s actually living inside us. That means you never have to be alone or feel afraid. Do you need Emmanuel today? Do you need to feel His presence? He is closer than the air you breathe. When you call on Him, He will answer. As you worship and thank Him for His faithfulness, His presence will manifest in your life, and you will experience Him in ways you never imagined. Take time right now to acknowledge Emmanuel. Thank Him for dwelling inside you. Give Him first place in your life, and as you do, He’ll pour out His abundant blessing, and you’ll experience the life of victory He has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, thank You for being Emmanuel and for choosing to live inside of me. Thank You for being close to me today and giving me Your comfort and peace. I acknowledge You today that I may bring You glory in everything I do. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”