Real. Present. God.1 min read

Psalm 46:7 begins by saying, “The Lord of hosts is with us.” Have you ever had someone, such as a sibling or cousin, constantly follow you around? Maybe they look up to you or maybe they just really like you. Does it ever bother you to have someone being right by your side always?

Having someone follow you is not always a bad thing. To you it may seem annoying, but they see it as just wanting to hang around someone they like or see as a role model.

Our relationship with God might seem like that, too. But He does not see us as annoying; instead, it is the way for us to become more like Him. We should acknowledge God’s presence, follow Him, and encourage others to do the same. We should be examples and always tell others about the great news of Jesus.

God is present in our lives. He is real and always by our side no matter the circumstance. Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

We should not be afraid because the Lord is with us everywhere we go. He helps us in every situation and will never leave us.


Dear Lord,

Thank you for always being with us and helping us through the hard times. Please be with everyone who needs you and guard and protect us at all times in our lives. We love you, Lord. In Your name we pray. Amen.

–Devotion written by Emma and Miriam, grade 8, St. Michael Lutheran School, Wayne

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National Lutheran Schools Week provides nearly 2,000 preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in schools of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families. National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve. Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.

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Grace Lorano - February 1, 2019

Great job girls! Thank you for reminding me that God is with me no matter what. God bless you as you continue to grow in your faith!!

Chuck - February 1, 2019

Well written devotion. Thank you for the reminder of His love and care for us. God bless.

RICHARD W SCHUMACHER - February 1, 2019

Great message! Well done.

Kurt Lambart - February 1, 2019

Awesome job Emma and Miriam! “Acknowledge God’s presence, follow Him, and encourage others to do the same.” Best Christian advice ever.

Jennifer Schumacher - February 1, 2019

Awesome devotion, girls! You did a great job.

Danny Garris - February 1, 2019

Good to see you still growing in your Faith.Thanks for such a wonderful message.

Jennifer Schumacher - February 2, 2019

Emma and Miriam you did a great job. Very nice devotional.

Jennifer Schumacher - February 2, 2019

Awesome job!

JEAN RIDER - February 2, 2019

Thank you for this reminder, Emma and Miriam! St. Michael is proud of you two, as well as all our students! God bless!

Jennifer - February 2, 2019

Awesome job!