Standing in the Presence of the Lord

When reading the Psalm’s of King David, one thing is very clear; he desires to continually remain in the presence of the Lord.  Communion with God is an understanding of His awesome power while at the same time experiencing his never-ending love.  Christian believers are granted access to God through Jesus Christ.  As a follower of Jesus, you are able to dwell in the house of the Lord.

One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:

That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

To behold the beauty of the Lord

And to meditate in His temple.

Psalm 27:4 (NASB)

When you seek the presence of the Lord you should start with praise.  Let God know how you feel about Him.  Consider all that God has done for you and pour out your sincere appreciation for receiving those gifts which you do not deserve.

“Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips will praise You.”

Psalm 63:1-3 (NASB)

Acknowledge God’s grace and understanding of your misdeeds and commit to Him your desire to follow his commandments.  God knows your weaknesses and he can see into your heart, but he wants to hear from you.  God wants you to express yourself fully when in His presence.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;

The Lord gives grace and glory;

No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

O Lord of hosts,

How blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Psalm 84:11-12 (NASB)

Let God know that you understand you are nothing without Him.  Let God know there are no barriers when you stand in His presence.  Let God know you are ready to move in whatever direction He directs you to go.

O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty;

Nor do I involve myself in great matters,

Or in things too difficult for me.

Surely I have composed and quieted my soul;

Like a weaned child rests against his mother,

My soul is like a weaned child within me.

Psalm 131:1-2 (NASB)

Once you have offered your love and devotion to God, and when you have acknowledged your reliance on God, and when you have emptied yourself of all the baggage from this world, you should find yourself in the presence of the Lord.  Listen carefully to the thoughts God places in your mind.  When you are satisfied with the connection you have made, let Him know.

Offer Praise in the Presence of the Lord

If you have encountered God in an intimate way, don’t simply walk away ready to take action on the direction He has given you.  Stop and offer a healthy dose of praise for the opportunity.

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord while I live;

I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Psalm 146:1-2 (NASB)

Your faith in Jesus Christ has made God available to you whenever you need Him.  You can stand in the presence of the Lord at any time; if possible, find a quiet place where you can be alone with Him without distraction.  Let the words of King David and the other psalmists inspire you as you seek your personal encounter with God.  Ultimately, any words that come directly from your heart will be well received by your God.  He is waiting to receive you in His presence right now.  May you be greatly blessed!

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in His sanctuary;

Praise Him in His mighty expanse.

Praise Him for His mighty deeds;

Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.

Psalm 150:1-2 (NASB)

 

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