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
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