Cultivating divine presence
Exodus 3:1-13, 1 Timothy 2:2-4
After salvation our next pursuit is the acquisition of knowledge.
Acts 10:38, Exodus 33:14-15
Divine presence will separate you from the rest.
We don’t call God being everywhere as divine presence, divine presence is God being with you and being seen around you in a tangible manner. You will never see distinction if God’s presence isn’t with you.
Some benefits of divine presence
1.It brings joy and satisfaction (Psalm 16:11, 21:6)
2.It delivers your from fear (Joshua 1:9, Psalm 23:1-4, 27:1)
3.It brings success (2 Kings 18:7, Genesis 39:2)
Favour is automatic when you have divine presence , and success is automatic where there’s favour.
4.Brings guidance (Psalm 33:2)
5.Gives victory over impossibilities (Psalm 114:1-7)
6.Deliverance from oppression and affliction (Psalm 91:1-3)
How can I cultivate divine presence ?
1.Maintain a lifestyle of practical righteousness(2 Timothy 2:19, Romans 1:4)
This means when you’re wrong return to the ways of the Lord, don’t enjoy being wrong.
To live right is a choice, not a gift that is given.
You choose to live right and ask God for his help.
2.Live a word-full life (2 Corinthians 3:18)
To be word-full is to be full of God.
3.Maintain a prayerful lifestyle
Prayer gives you an opportunity to talk to God.
4.Serve him consciously (Daniel 6:20)
5.Maintain a lifestyle of praise and thanksgiving (Psalm 22:3, 34:1)
6.Create space (solitude) (Mark 1:35, Song of Solomon 1:4)
Many people do not have alone time with God, their prayer times are only when they’re in groups of people.
Find time to be away from all distractions to be with God.
Alone moments with God generate more divine presence than anything else.
7.Become more aware of his presence by going outside. (Genesis 24:63, Psalm 19:1-2)
You may not appreciate God till you go out of your normal space and see something.
Being in nature and seeing God’s creations helps you draw closer to Him.
The presence of God terminates pride.
8.Maintaim a consciousness that He is with you