Essence Webster’s meaning: the quality and nature of a person or thing.
Last Sunday’s blog was about setting our affection towards things of God because it is eternal. Everything we need is in the presence of God. Are you tired of dealing with the same temptations? Are you tired of going through the motions? Do you want things to change in your life for the better? Spending time in the presence of God (worshiping, praising, meditating on the word of God, and being silent). That is the answer. It changes the quality and nature of our whole being.
Friday morning, God led me to Psalm 16. David was saying he could do nothing without God and found refuge in God. David said God was his portion that he found security in God. He exalted God for instructing him in the night. My favorite part was when David said in your presence is fullness of joy and pleasures. Who would not want to spend time with someone like that?
In life, we know evil can rub off on you more quickly than good (1 Corinthians 15:33). Whoever/Whatever you spend time with, the more you become like. Spending time in the presence of God removes anything that is not good.
I learned from Psalm 16 that in the presence of God is safety. We develop His qualities/benefits. We build His desire by putting away idols. God gives counsel even while we are sleeping. When trouble comes, it does not move you. You are at peace. You rejoice and hope in God. Finally, in His presence is fullness of joy and pleasures.
Being in God’s Presence, Changes Your whole Essence.
Prayer: God, I glorify you because you are great. God, I stay in your presence daily because I have everything I need in You. Nothing else can satisfy me like you can because it is everlasting. God, I repent for not spending enough time with you and allowing temporary things to get more of my attention. I choose to continue to spend time with you because it transforms everything around me for my good. I let God’s desire take me higher! I thank you in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.