The famous verse in John 3:16 reveals the heart of our Father, “For God so loved the world He gave His only Son.” He “so loved” the whole world that He made a way for us to be in His presence! The Father so desires a relationship with His sons and daughters – you and I – that He sacrificed His one and only son.
The Power of His Presence
Because of Jesus’ sacrifice the veil was torn and we were given full access to all that was lost in the garden. We have access to God’s face-to-face presence again!
This might seem obvious, but where ever God’s presence is, He is. He is the Great I AM and that means where ever He is, who is His is also present and available.
Do you need healing? It’s in His presence because He is the Healer.
Do you need provision? It’s in the presence because He is the Provider.
Do you feel confused and unsure of your next steps? Just enter into His presence because He is the Good Shepherd.
Do you feel lonely? You guessed! Get in God’s presence and encounter the Comforter!
What do you need? It doesn’t matter what it is because you can find it in the presence of the Great I AM!
By now you’re probably ready to jump right into God’s presence and get to know the One who makes all things possible. But you also might still be wondering how to do that. The answer is simple – by faith.
Hebrews 11:1 teaches us, “faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see.” Faith is the key to unlocking encounters in God’s presence.
Let’s get a little more practical. First, take time to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to come. Matthew 7:7 promises that if we ask we will receive so just ask Him if come meet with you face-to-face. Then activate your faith by choosing to believe that when you ask He will come. Finally, take time to wait in His presence.
Time in God’s presence might look like peace or laughter or tears. He can come in a still small voice or in power. The point is really how He comes, but that He comes. As you honor Him, He will continue to come and keep coming.
Grow In Relationship
Spending time in God’s presence isn’t a one time thing or only a church service experience. It’s a lifestyle all day every day! The easiest way to think about it is as a relationship. There is always more of Him to encounter and experience.
Try it right now. Pray this out loud and wait for Him to come, believing in faith that He will…
“Holy Spirit, I ask for You to come and encounter me. I want to know You more, not just know about You, but know You face-to-face. Amen!”
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