Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name; the upright shall dwell in your presence. But realize that God has you where you are for a reason. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. The presence of God is God Himself. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. One person may be an example to you of how not to act. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. It’s because we have not developed a deep awareness of His presence. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. ‣ Share Tweet. ‣ I lived in the Middle East for two years. D You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. When I moved there, I was not thrilled. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” ... Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. A closer look at what it means to have relationship with God. Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind! The earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. If out of all those people, God has placed certain ones in your life, it is for a reason. . And sadly, there are people in our world who are neither kind nor decent, and who will take advantage of the vulnerable in our society. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.” In like manner, our modern society places a great emphasis on careers. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. ‣ Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. The first time I read Isaiah 42:20 it blew me away. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. E Is it not you? GOD'S Presence. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. These women had been abused by their employers, and had escaped to the Indonesian Embassy’s shelter. I am the good shepherd. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”. But generally, evidence of God’s presence in our day-to-day lives is not as dramatic as that. Doing everything, from buying groceries to renting a car, was incredibly complicated. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. And these lists have lovely sentiments. Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! When we don’t sense God is there, it’s not because He’s absent. When we are inside an airconditioned room we can be cool even though it is hot outside. If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Instead, God has placed certain people in your life for a reason. He restores my soul. ... For there shall be a day when watchmen will call in the hill country of Ephraim: ‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’”. While waiting for clearance to return to Indonesia, we would visit them and teach them skills in English, computers and needlework. So I will send a fire upon the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad. Someone else may show you that you need to be more compassionate. He who does these things shall never be moved. Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for. While living there, He showed me that there are so many people in our world who are vulnerable. It is by the actions of these saints of past and present and the impact they had on people’s lives that encourage God’s attributes such as Love, Wisdom, and Power in all of us. John 4:24 – God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Think about the people in your life, and consider how He may be using those people to bless you (or to teach you a lesson). God’s presence is His going with them and it is only with His presence that they can ever truly rest. Someone may show you that you need to work on your patience. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And we have hope. How can we know when God is present in the moments of our lives? A Psalm of David. Over the past months, my thoughts have been under attack by the enemy, affecting me tremendously. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? ... And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. Happiness is a feeling, […], The 4 Most Important Things to Do in Life, What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do, Stop Chasing Happiness and Start Creating Contentment in Your Life. N And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”, “Be still, and know that I am God. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. Where shall I go from your Spirit? ‣ Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”. Be strong and courageous. See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. We simply need to become attuned to His presence. On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. God writes himself into his own story to bring salvation. Catholics believe that God Is present In our lives through rituals. What is the wisdom given to him? We often look for Him in the great rolling thunder when, more often than not, He comes in gentle whispers . This divine peace does not depend on the outward circumstances. And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. This week, consider how God is at work in your life. Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Save. By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. It is hard to see how God is at work in our lives in real time. How are such mighty works done by his hands? O For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. We also need to pay attention God’s presence in our lives through the small tests that He gives us each day. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. Be with us always, touch our hearts, shape us, mold us, guide us and just lead the way to Your heavenly kingdom. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. It is only when we look at the past, that we more easily can see God’s hand in our lives. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. ‣ You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”. Those are important things. Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. ‣ “How often we neglect, ignore, overlook, or simply miss the presence of our loving God. Take the way we understand our salvation. God is constantly at work in all our lives. ‣ One thing that God wants us to realize is how very desperately He cares for the lost in our cities. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. First John 3:24 says, “Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. This condition is found in 2 Chronicles 15. 100 Bible Verses about Gods Presence In Our Lives. From the very beginning of the Old Testament, work is portrayed as a divine ordinance for humanity (Gen.1:26–28). So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. B We’ll have a whole new vision for our lives because God always enriches life for us. After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! Psalms 16:11 - Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence [is] fulness of joy; at thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore. Similarly the presence of God gives us great inward peace … Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. OpenBible.info God’s presence is recognizable Twice in his epistle, the apostle John says we know something by the fact that we actually recognize the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives. S Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. Jesus is anointed to make the presence of God real to you. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. ‣ And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”. He leads me beside still waters. Or where shall I flee from your presence? And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Abide in me, and I in you. “Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? And many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. Through my experience with working with these ladies, I realized that God had brought me to the Middle East for a reason. For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 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