FEB 16 8am
Ongoing awareness of God’s presence within us is an important key to our spiritual growth.
God speaks to us by His Word, but it comes alive to us through Holy Spirit revelation as we spend time with Him and allow our relationship with Him to grow. We come into His presence within as we pay attention to Him and focus on Him in our daily lives, even in times not set aside, when we are working and doing our daily tasks.
As Brother Lawrence wrote, we “practice the presence of God.” Practice means to intentionally do it until it becomes natural to us.
When He speaks to us, He gives us:
- Wisdom for the application of His Word,
- Encouragement and peace,
- Experience of love and joy and all the fruit that comes with the Holy Spirit.
He gives us:
- Confidence and faith to overcome in every area of life,
- Revelation of truth to our hearts,
- Exposure of lies.
He convinces us, gives us the desire, and helps us to avoid the ways of the world and to let the light of Jesus shine through us to all.
Communing with Him in faith, we experience His presence, and it brings all this to pass.
Praying in our prayer language facilitates the process.