The Presence Of God
God's presence probably has different meaning to many people. I have found that those that have no relationship or are in rebellion & Sin find Fear in the Presence of God.
Example Adam and Eve's ( Gen 3:8 )
God's presence for many brings peace and comfort in times of trouble or anxiety
( Joshua 1:5 ). No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.
God's presence is also evident in our prayer time. David sought the Lord, Paul constantly interceded for the Thessalonian church, bringing their name before the Father's presence ( 1 Thess 1:3 ). We can come before the the Lord with confidence because of Jesus death on the cross for us ( Heb 4:15-16 ). God promises to hear and forgive those who come into his presence with humble repentance ( 2 Chron 7:14 )
John 14:23 (ESV)
23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
The Presence of God is modeled and walked out in Relationship with the Lord. I have seen how God shows up for the Hungry & the Thirsty and I said Lord I know you show up but I don’t know how to teach or Model how to make people Hungry and Thirsty for you.. He said that is Easy My Presence Makes People Hungry so just Carry my Presence .. We can only do that through relationship, we have to spend time in God’s Presence to Carry it to a lost & dying world. I believe John 15:4 gives us the way to model that character.
John 15:4 ESV
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me
As Carriers of God’s Presence we can change the atmosphere wherever we go, the odds change for the sick and dying when we enter the room. We Can Literally Speak Life into any situation. Christ is in us the Hope of Glory and As He is so are we in this world.
I Want to Make A Difference wherever I am.
In His Presence Is the Fullness of Joy Psalm 16:11