Expecting the Intimate Presence of God in Worship

By on September 14, 2014

Valuing+God's+Presence+Blog+PicGod wants us to expect to engage with Him closely as we lift up our hearts and minds in response to all that He is in worship.

2 Chronicles 15:2 says, “ . . . the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him.” You see, the Bible reveals a God who is constantly inviting us into His presence to worship Him. He wants to be seen by His children. He longs for us to know Him intimately. He knows that as we enter the temple of His presence in worship, that with each glimpse of His glory and every moment of awesome revelation, He’ll gain a little more of our hearts.

And He knows that our passion to come back for more grows as our picture of Him grows. Gradually we realize that with each of those glimpses, there is so much more to our God than we could ever imagine. And the most humbling of those discoveries is that the God who created the heavens and the earth actually does love us deeply and long to encounter us closely. We shouldn’t ever cease to be amazed at those overwhelming truths. The Word’s call to us is simple: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8a).

Yet how many of us enter our times of worship expecting nothing of the sort from God? Maybe He feels far away, or maybe the mystery is just too great, and we honestly do doubt His presence. . . .

→READ MORE of this post, Experiencing the Intimate Presence of God in Worship, at WorshipMinistry.com.

 

**This post is an excerpt from Lesson 6 – God’s PRESENCE in Worship, from my Bible study, Worship and the Word, and part of a monthly series from my book that I’m doing for WorshipMinistry.com.

 
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