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By Martha Noebel
CBN Staff Writer -- One day, as I started my morning, I decided that I wanted a can of cold soda. I was hot and the air conditioning had not kicked in yet at the office, so I went to the drink machine to get one of my favorite drinks. You can imagine my facial expression as I reached for my cold can of refreshment only to find out it was as hot as I was. I walked back down the hall feeling greatly disappointed.

One hot can of soda should not have left me feeling this way, but it did. Then I began to softly sing the song, "You're all I want / You're all I ever needed / You're all I want / Help me know You are here." My heart was reaching out to God and my words were calling on Him for just a moment of His presence. Physically, I wanted a can of drink, but my spirit nature took over. I wanted something much more, a moment with God.

Sometimes there is this sense of wanting to see God, wanting to know Him in a special way. I wanted to feel Him. When this song came from deep within me, I realized I needed a touch from my loving Father.

"The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he understands how weak we are; he knows we are only dust"
(Psalm 103:13-14, NLT).

I went back to my office. A few minutes later, someone who had passed me in the hall and heard of my dilemma brought me a cup of ice for my drink. Can you believe it? That had never happened to me before. I was shocked. Then the Lord reminded me of what I had really wanted. I wanted to know that God loved me and to have Him show me in a tangible way. Well, He certainly did just that.

"…I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee"(Jeremiah 33:3, KJV).

God is ever present with us. We all know that. He desires to show Himself to us in practical, loving ways. You see, I love Him, too. He truly is all I want and all I'll ever need. He let me know He was here. What a special day!

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