August 24th 2014- Connected-Learning to live in God's presence

Do you stay connected to God throughout each day?

Are you aware of His presence that surrounds you?

In this series intro, we explore the invitation from God to cultivate a life in His presence through a constant conversation with Him.

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Living in God’s presence

August 24th 2014 by Kasey Crawford

Today’s Passages: Acts 17:28, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 2 Corinthians 10:5


“Pray without ceasing.” (ESV)

“Never stop praying.” (NLT) 1Thess 5:17


To the open heart, each moment of life can be a _____________ of God.

“In him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28


God is always with us, we are generally not ready to ______________ it.


“I make it my business only to persevere in His holy presence, wherein I keep myself by a simple attention, and a general fond regard to GOD, which I may call an actual presence of GOD; or, to speak better, a habitual, silent, and secret conversation of the soul with GOD.” -Brother Lawrence

Brother Lawrence has intentionally turned on his God-_________ to seek an awareness of God’s presence.


“I found no small pain in this exercise, and yet I continued it notwithstanding all the difficulties that occurred…” -BL

It’s going to take effort and focus. It’s going to be hard. It’s an _____________ ______________ of the mind. It is like what Paul says:

“…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”  

2 Corinthians 10:5

Kasey Crawford