By: Tim Sader
Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence. (Psalm 140:13)
Last week we learned how we let God do what He wants to do in our life so we can accomplish His will. Our song was Do What You Want To by Vertical Church Band. If we let ourselves be used by God in this way we are practicing righteousness and we will praise His name. Those whose walk is upright will live in the presence of God. Today our song will be In Your Presence by Elevation Worship. The link to the song is https://youtu.be/kc9LP4h0Uxw or search for the song and artist on YouTube. In the presence of our God there is freedom, hope and healing. His love restores us and makes us whole. No matter how far we run or if we fall He still is with us. His love and kindness have no end because He will never leave us. His presence goes before us and His glory is without end. In Your Presence there is power, through your spirit our strength will rise. There is mercy In Your Presence and by it we are made alive. Throughout my life I have experienced the presence of God more times than I can count. Sometimes in different situations I have felt the presence of God physically and emotionally. Many believe His presence is comfortable but in my experience it usually isn’t comfortable not at first. As a child and teenager when I first started feeling His presence it felt like a heavy weight pressing in on me. Now I recognize the presence because it more often than not brings me to tears. In the presence of the Lord with our families we may rejoice in everything because He has blessed us (Deuteronomy 12:7). In Your Presence God we find great love for us.
God is not pleased with wickedness; evil people are not welcome by Him. The arrogant cannot stand in His presence and He hates when we do wrong. Liars are destroyed; the Lord detests the blood-thirsty and deceitful (Psalm 5:4-6). If we have willingly taken a stand for Jesus in our lives we are not practicing such things. We are instead letting Him perfect us through the grace of God and the Holy Spirit. The Lord makes known to us the path of life; we are filled with joy in His presence, with eternal pleasure at His right hand (Psalm 16:11). Jesus is at Gods right hand it is because of Jesus we can have pleasure for all of eternity. When we have integrity He upholds us and we are in His presence forever (Psalm 41:12). We are blessed by the light of His presence when we learn to acclaim that He is our God (Psalm 89:5). This is what we do when sing In Your Presence to Him. We acclaim that He has done great things in our lives. The righteous will praise the Lord and those who are upright will live in the presence of God. The path of life has been laid out for us to follow and He will fill us with joy when we enter into the presence of our Father (Acts 2:28). Jesus tells us that He is the way for us to follow so that we can approach the Lord. God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ has cleared the way for us to come to them. Now may our love increase and overflow for each other and everyone else. May our hearts be strong in the Lord so that we will be blameless and holy in the presence of God our Father and when Jesus returns with all His holy ones (1 Thessalonians 3:11-13). Jesus is the way for us to come and because of our coming to Him now we must love others like He loved us and we will be blameless before our God. In Your Presence God is where we want to be, each and every day as we come. I pray we will feel and see Him move in tangible ways like we never have experienced before.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16