Present in His Presence
God is so terribly GOOD. His presence alone can bring the toughest man down, the weakest woman to stand tall, and the young, wise beyond their years.
His presence is to be sought after. David says in Psalm 34:8 “Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see – how good God is. Blessed are you who RUN to Him.” (The Message)
When we RUN, we don’t hesitate when we get closer, stutter step and hold back. Hebrews 10:22 “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart ...” James says “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8) What a holy and royal invitation.
Drawing near, means to come in close. What a wonderful picture is painted in the Greek, in a sense we are ‘to be present in His presence’. Yet, it is more than just merely showing up, we are FULLY aware ~ approaching and present with devotion of heart. Once in His presence, we receive His grace and mercy (Heb. 4:16).
This week, let’s run, RUN hard after our God, not hesitating, come in close, and be ever so present (mind, will and emotionally) with Him. Once there, may we declare as Moses did in Exodus 33:15 “… if Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.”
Run – come in close – be present.
In Him, DeDe (Psalm 92:4 “You thrill me, LORD …”)