How to practice God’s presence constantly
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (Ps. 19:14 KJV)
God’s presence living within us is one of the most remarkable realities of our relationship with Him. It is almost inconceivable! This is the same presence that made the Holy of Holies of the Tabernacle so sacred, that not even the high priest would dare trespass.
The Holy Spirit within you is the very presence of God. Heaven has moved into us and lives within us. God wants us to learn to live with Him within us. The Spirit is not a representation of God. He is God Himself. He sees, hears, talks and responds to circumstances as God. You can cultivate God’s presence in your life by learning to practice this truth. The scripture above teaches us a profound truth about catering for God’s presence by using the “meditations” of the heart and the “words” of our mouth. Fellowship is cultivated by communication. You can talk to God in your heart as well as with your mouth. He hears both. Your heart is a secret chamber where you can converse with God even in the middle of a busy street!
Think deeply on the meaning of Ps.19:14 above. Declare to yourself again and again: “I am constantly communing with God with my mouth, and in my heart”.
Prayer is critical in developing our fellowship with Him. Prayer is talking with God, both in your private time as well as “on the go”! Praise the Lord right now in your heart and then with your mouth for the gift of His presence.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your heart becomes softened each time you ACT upon the Word. What can you do with the devotional above? Be intentional today, and take frequent moments to remember God, and say “thank you for living in me”. If you are in a place you cannot speak, say it in your heart. Yes, you can fully commute with God in your heart only. The Bible calls this “making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Eph. 5:19 KJV). Practice God’s presence continually every day.
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