Friday, October 28, 2016

become more aware of God's presence


let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

John 14:26  NLT
But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

Earlier this week as I drove home from Richmond after Rebecca’s wedding I heard one particular song on the radio a few time.  That song sticks out in my mind.  Even yesterday as I walked through our future sanctuary the words to this song were written on the doorpost leading in to the sanctuary.

This song speaks volumes of what I am thinking and what I desire.  It invites the presence of God, actually the Holy Spirit, in to the place where we are.  I desire the presence of God more than ever.

Our desire to spend time with God, learn from God and worship God ought to grow more and more.  Also, our time with God will always lead us to want more of that same time.  Enjoying the presence of God is a big deal. He changes our lives the closer we are to God.

Want that more.  Ask God for it.  Here are the lyrics to that song:

"Holy Spirit"
by Francesca Battistelli

That could ever come close
No thing can compare
You're our living hope
Your presence, Lord
I've tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
And my shame is undone
Your presence, Lord

Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your presence, Lord
Your presence, Lord

There's nothing worth more
That could ever come close
No thing can compare
You're our living hope
Your presence, Lord
I've tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
And my shame is undone
Your presence, Lord

Let us become more aware of Your presence
Let us experience the glory of Your goodness

Literally, may we become more and more aware of God’s presence.  That truth changes everything.  Let it change you.  Help others be changed.  Enjoy His presence.

This weekend I join a great group of people serving at our local speedway as NASCAR comes to town.  We have the right to speak to people who may never darken the door of the church, of any church.  By serving people and talking about Jesus we literally usher people in to the presence of God.

May we be ever more aware of His presence and how His presence changes everything!

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