I need Jesus every day. In every decision. For every emotionally driven visceral response I want to dish out.

The reason people reject God has nothing to do with God's existence and everything to do with people's sinfulness. In our desire to do wrong, we treat God as if He doesn't exist. - NLT notes on Psalm 53:4-5

I'm amazed at how quickly I can discount God's response when I want to do something sinful. Am I so dull that I just assume He overlooks my sin? Am I so confident in His love and forgiveness that I take advantage in order to indulge my own wickedness? Do I desire my own way so desperately that I, like the Psalmist "wouldn't think of praying to God."?

Shamefully this can and has been true even in my own life. These have not been my brightest moments. Lord help me.

I need Jesus every day. In every decision. For every emotionally driven visceral response I want to dish out.

In parenting. 
In marriage.
In ministry.
In friendship. 
In life.

And the beauty of it is - He's there for all of it.

Today I pray that I will continue to walk in His very real presence. Knowing that wherever I go and whatever I say, He is there.

"God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day." Psalm 46:5