Where can I go from Your Presence? if I go to the heavens, you are there, if I make my bed in the depths you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side, of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.
Psalm 139: 7-10
Living in Gods presence reqires an intimate relationship from our hearts, through the Holy Spirit to God’s heart. He is always available, He never sleeps, and He is always waiting and ready to hear our call. The psalmist in Psalm 16:11 says “You have made know to me the path of life, You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
In the Hebrew, David was saying He was “seated” by the “abundance” of joy that comes from being within God.
He discovered that those who live rightly could dwell literally, inhabit,sit down in the presence of God. The presence of God, does indeed give us a sense of “rest,” even during adversity, we can be at peace.
A Life of Sacrifice
Ther is nothing to compare with bathing in God’s presence, where one is overwhelmed and saturated in His love. It is a place where God shares His desires, His burdens. As we lean on the breast of Christ, we hear His heart beat.
Our ancestors, the early saints, knew how to live in the secret place, and had a life full of His glory. It is the place of humility, and surrender in worship and intercession, which brings with it the anointing.
We may feel insignificant, but not in God’s eyes! It is not the big ministries that God looks at, it is the heart of the individual. It was the two elderly sisters, one blind that interceded by day and night, that brought revival to the Isle of Lewis in 1948.
When God moves, and I know He will soon it will take us all by suprise. In the meantime, as we pour out our hearts, before His throne of grace, not only are we being
changed, but we are advancing the kingdom of God.
In these difficult days, I believe God is calling us to go deeper, to have a fresh encounter. To hunger and thirst after righteousness. True intimacy captures the attention of God, what can we do, to agree with You Lord, and usher in Your Kingdom?
Seeking His Face
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from yor presence, or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me, the joy of Your salvation, and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me. Psalm 51: 10
Submit yorselves then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God, and He will come near to you. Wash your hands sinners, and purify your hearts, you double minded. Grieve, moan, wail. Change your laughter to mournng, and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves befor the Lord, and He will lift you up.
Seek the Lord, while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake His way, And the unrighteous man His thoughts, And let him return to the Lord. And He will have compassion on Him, And to our God. Isa 55: 6-7
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousnes, for they will be satisfied. Matt 5:6
Come, let us return to the Lord, For He has torn us, but He will heal us, He has wounded us, but He will heal us. Hosea 6: 1
When you are in distress, and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days you will return to the Lord your God and listen to His voice. Duet 4: 30
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be trasformed by the renewing of yor mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what’s God’s will is, His good, pleasing and perfect will. Rom 12: 2
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this. Psalm 37: 4-5
No age has seen, no ear heard, no mind has conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among man knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand what God has freely given us. 1 Cor 2:9:12
The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and our strength will equal our days. There is no one like the God of Jeshrun, who rides on the heavens to help us and on the clouds in His majesty. The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out our enemy before us saying, “Destroy him! ”
Duet 33: 25-27
Let all the earth fear the Lord, Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded and it stood fast. The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord, And the people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 38: 8-12
May we all stay under the shadow of the Almighty, embraced in His loving arms !