Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Practice His Presence

Christian believers often are concerned that God has left them. However God says to His children:"I will never leave you nor forsake you." Why do these believers not experience His presence? Do they not believe that the Lord will not leave them, or have they left Him?

Jesus gives His Holy Spirit to be in and with those who believe and obey Him.We read in John 14:16"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you."

John 16:8"8“And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; 11and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged."

The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ is ever present and He speaks to those who are born again, those who have repented and been baptized in water, and who were filled with the Holy Spirit. He wishes to guide them into all truth but many believers have not received the Holy Spirit, others ignore Him.

We have to PRACTICE HIS PRESENCE, be tuned in to the Holy Spirit; listen and obey when He speaks, warns, convicts, teaches and directs us. If we keep on ignoring Him, disregarding Him and rather choose to follow our own desires of the advice of others, He will be grieved and will not longer speak to us.

We must be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, listen, obey and follow His guidance. We must keep ourselves aware of His presence, trust and believe Him and He will guide us into all truth. Then we will experience the presence of Jesus.

Sin separates us from Jesus and destroys our confidence. We cannot pray with confidence if we have sin in our lives. If we do not experience the peace and approval of Jesus, we first need to repent of all sin and remove the idols that we have allowed to come between ourselves and Jesus, then we will be able to experience His presence.

Are we walking in the Light, practicing His presence,  experiencing His peace and approval?

May Jesus bless you.

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