Practicing The Presence Of God
For the past several weeks, our church has been considering this topic. The idea is based upon the doctrine of God’s omni-presence as it is presented in Psalm 139. “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. (Psalms 139:7-10)” God is always near!
Jesus told a woman in Samaria that the time had come in which “…true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24)” Perhaps you would like to join us—to maintain a conscious awareness of the presence of Eternal God. First, there is the matter of sin that must be dealt with through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, to purchase your forgiveness. I would be thrilled to talk with you about what He has done to reconcile you (restore you to friendly relations) with Himself. You can reach me at the number below.
If you are already a believer, let me share the steps that you can take to live in the light of His presence. First, you must simply want to (desire it). Secondly, you will need to confess and forsake all known sin. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1John 1:9)” Third, you will want to set aside a time every day to read God’s word, pray, and think only of God—a quiet time with Him. Fourth, you will need to remember, through every event of every day, that God is near, and talk to Him often. “…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5)” Lastly, you will want to completely surrender all that you are and have to Him. Simply let Him be Lord of everything in your life. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)” You will discover that surrender to Him, is the Victory you long for!