How Close is God?
How Close is God?
Paul walked in the presence of God and as a result, he had peace and no fear as well as a clear knowledge of what he was supposed to do next.
God is bigger than anything we face. There is joy in His presence.
Psalm 16:11: You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
The presence of God is not the absence of trouble. We find examples of this in the life of Joseph and Elijah.
God is always present in the life of the believer and that is called the personal presence of God. There is also a manifest presence of God and an example of this is found in Isaiah 6:1-7:
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
The Bible tells us that Cain and Jonah ran from the presence of God.
How can we walk in the presence of God?
- Remove any sin in our life. Sin blinds us to the presence of God.
- Worship God. We are to focus on God.
According to Psalm 1:1 JKV, we can make a joyful noise to the Lord even when we can’t carry a tune. Some of us are Jailhouse Singers: Behind bars and searching for the key.