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Summary: The “Presence of God” affects every area of life! Personal, Professional, Pastoral, Marital, Familial, Parental, Grand-Parental every area of my life!

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“THE PRESENCE OF GOD”

INTRODUCTION:

A friend of mine stated that “Purpose is one thing, but PRESENCE is quite another.” Intrigued by that statement, I began to reference and research the word “PRESENCE” in my Bible and found 108 references in the King James version and not all of them related or referred to God.

I found the “PRESENCE” of God has it’s own agenda!

In Ex. 33:14 we find a man who understood the importance & need of the “PRESENCE of GOD!” He understood it so much that he would not move without “PRESENCE of GOD!” Moses said....

“If Your (PRESENCE) does not go with us do not send us up from this place. How will anyone know that You are pleased with your people...unless You go with us. What else will distinguish Your people from all the other people...”

I’ve decided that my goal is to draw closer to God than ever before in my life! That’s going to take a lot on my part, not because of Him but because of me, life in general, job, even family! But that is my goal & it is an attainable goal!

I’ve stepped up my Bible Studying and book reading already. I started reading a book this past week titled “HOSTING THE PRESENCE OF GOD!”, by Bill Johnson! It was a gift from a close friend of mine! As I’ve been reading the book I’m realizing more & more, what I already knew but sadly, relegated to a lower priority! I’m realizing as God is dealing with me that if I’m going to draw closer to God I have to have “HIS PRESENCE” in my life more so than before. More than last year, more than last month, more than last night!

The “PRESENCE of GOD” affects every area of my life! Personal, Professional, Pastoral, Marital, Familial, Parental, Grand-Parental every area of my life!

If I’m going to be “EFFECTIVE” for God I have to have “HIS PRESENCE!” If I’m going to “GROW” in God I have to have “HIS PRESENCE” If I’m going to be a “WITNESS” for God I have to have “HIS PRESENCE!”

If I walk in “HIS PRESENCE” I walk in the “POWER” of God Himself!

If you’re going to be “EFFECTIVE” for God you have to have “HIS PRESENCE!” If you’re going to be “GROW” in God you have to have “HIS PRESENCE” If you’re going to be “WITNESS” for God you have to have “HIS PRESENCE!”

To walk in the “PRESENCE of GOD” is to know God in a “VITALLY IMPORTANT” way!

In 2013 the “PRESENCE of GOD” will affect every area of your life if you allow it to! But it takes more than just allowance it takes “DETERMINATION, DESIRE, DILIGENCE, COMMITMENT & PASSION!” These won’t all come at once but begin now to acquire #5 attributes in your life & 2013 will not only be the greatest year of your life it’ll be the beginning of a the “GREATEST LIFE!” Not to mention what it will do for the Assembly!


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