Monday, June 24, 2019

Discover God's Presence

Today, you need not go to some far away place to discover the presence of God. He is everywhere, even where you are now. "He is not far from each one of us" (Acts 17:27). The problem is that people are not aware of God's presence.

The glory of God is His revealed presence.  That glory is found in the person of Jesus Christ. "We beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14). The glory of God is revealed fully in Jesus Christ. Through Jesus, God reveals His presence to you.

Do you experience the presence of God? There's only one reason that you don't: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Jesus died to take away all of our sins. He is risen from the dead. When you trust in Him, you can experience the presence of God. The same Spirit which lives in Jesus enters your life. "Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His" (Romans 8:9). 

The Spirit of Christ is present in every believer all the time. Jesus says to you, "I am with you always, even to the end of the world" (Matthew 28:20). He makes His presence known through faith, hope, and love. You are enabled to know God by faith in Christ. You have a living hope in Christ. The love of Christ fills your heart. Discover God's presence in Christ.