Good afternoon! This week we began our second course of the semester, Living in God’s Presence. It’s never too late to join us live or via streaming, so please join in! Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll be looking at this semester in our study guide –
- Where Can I Go?
- Consuming Fire
- Friend of God
- Show me Your Glory
- His Enduring Mercy
- His Presence Destroys our Enemies
- The Veil of His Presence
- Trembling at His Voice
- Stirred Hearts
- His Presence Brings Purpose
This whole semester is about God’s presence. Sometimes God’s presence may feel distant but I’m going to suggest that it’s not that God’s presence isn’t there. The question is, where are we? The choices we make affect how much of God’s manifest presence is working through us. If we want heaven on earth, we need to learn how to host His presence. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and that is a cultivation and a process that we’re going to be building in this course.
The problem is we are content much too early with far too little so we stop – but God wants to pour and pour His presence into our lives.
We will always be restless and discontented, until God takes up full residence in our spiritual home. He placed an altar there that only He can fill. Are you willing to be filled up?
We are in a war zone and the battle is for our hearts.
He made us part of a bigger story…
- God created you in His image.
- He created you to be in fellowship with you.
- He has and never will abandon you.
- He was with you when you were formed in your mothers womb.
- He was with you at your birth.
- He has been with you during your lifetime thus far and will never forsake you.
Wow, that’s powerful, isn’t it? I hope you’ll join me on this journey either via streaming or just by keeping up with the notes here on the blog. I’d love to hear from you along the journey via the comments here on the blog, too!