TOPIC: SEEKING GOD’S PRESENCE
Fire Scripture: Ps. 63:1-6
Outline: Seeking God’s presence means to have an intimate personal relationship with Him. It is to set your heart and mind on Him or to focus your affection on Him (1 Chron. 22:19). It also means to pursue Him alone and allow Him to ﬁll the vacuum in your life. It is to desire more of Him always (Ps. 63:1). The presence of God is the key to power in your life. Jesus told the disciples to stay in the Upper Room until they receive the power to become His witnesses (Acts 1:8).
You can only receive the power of God when you stay in His presence. God wanted Adam and Eve to enjoy His presence forever. He would go to have fellowship with them every day, but disobedience drove them away from His presence. Adam became afraid of God’s face. Sin will create fear in you and it will drive you away from the presence of God as it did to Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:7-8).
A guilty conscience is a warning signal that God placed inside you and goes off when you’ve done wrong. God desires to look for people who seek to be in His presence always (Ps. 53:2). God promised to reward those who diligently seek after Him (Heb. 11:6). He also promised that when you draw nigh unto Him, He also would draw nigh unto you (James 4:8). You draw nigh unto to God by ﬁrst, submitting yourself to Him. Secondly, you need His forgiveness and your own willingness to follow him.
Also, resist the devil. Don’t allow him to entice and tempt you. Be cleansed from sin and embrace holiness. Finally, humble yourself before God and He will lift you up (James 4:7 – 10; 1 Pet. 5:6). You will enjoy His promises of fullness of joy and will not lack any good thing (Ps. 34:10). You will be highly blessed because you have found Him (Psalm 119:2; 1Chron. 15:2).
Therefore, beloved, seek the presence of God by singing His praises with thanksgiving (Ps. 95:2; Ps. 100:2-4). But if you are not yet born again, you cannot enter into His presence. A life without Jesus Christ cannot enjoy these privileges. Invite Him to your life in order to gain access to the presence of God.
MEMORY VERSE: Ps. 16:11 – “Thou will shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore”.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: God is always with you, even in the darkest night or in the deepest pit. All you need is to hold on unto Him. Never doubt His presence and His power. He will see you through.
PROPHETIC WORD: I decree that the presence of God shall not become a scarce commodity in your life, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: Deeper, deeper
1. Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know
O deeper yet, I pray
And higher ev’ry day,
And wiser, blessed Lord
In Thy precious holy Word.
2. Deeper, deeper, blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus
And His perfect will.
3. Deeper, deeper, tho’ it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.
4. Deeper, higher ev’ry day in Jesus
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His image
Perfected at last.
1. Lord, show me Your presence, in the name of Jesus Christ
2. Lord Jesus, draw me nigh unto Your side, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. If I have lost God’s presence, Holy Spirit, restore me now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. Holy Spirit, give me no rest until I am filled with God’s presence, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. Satan, get thee behind me, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. Holy Spirit, create the thirst and hunger for the presence of God in my inner man, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, make me a carrier of Your presence, power and glory, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 46; Ezekiel 47; Ezekiel 48
Thank you for your time in reading Today’s MFM Devotional 7 September 2021 – Seeking God’s Presence. God bless you!