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How do we live life in God’s presence? We need to know that God speaks, and we need God’s Word more than food. God’s Word is precious. Actively put yourself in Jesus’ path by reading His Holy Word.
How do we live in God’s presence? Receive His gracious gift and act on the virtue of faith. It isn’t all about working for faith, it isn’t all about waiting on Jesus, there is a concurrence. Work with the gifts God has given you to produce fruit through virtue and love.
The hymn Christ-Hymn of Philippians 2 is masterfully honoring the humanity and deity of Christ. Paul paints Jesus at the highest peak of honor, placing his name above all creation; and shows this from the vantage point of the lowest points of humanity; emptied, humble and obedient.
How does one live with the presence of God now; now that you are holy, set aside, and meant for a special purpose? Live as you are the temple of God. The fire of the Holy Spirit lives in you!
Since the fall, God has been working his plan on redeeming humanity and reuniting his relationship with us. Jesus’ incarnation is pinnacle of his plan. God came to earth and dwelt among us. Now we all have access to a relationship with the creator.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” God, desiring to be near His creation met them in the Holiest of the Holy place in temple. That temple took different forms over time and today, God resides in us. We are the temple of God.
The world is broken. Since the fall we know we are not at home. There are many pointers in the bible showing us the hope we have in God’s Kingdom. We confidently climb Mnt. Zion.
One of the most powerful pieces of the Christmas story is the phrase “God with us.” This is an amazing thought! Though humanity first hid from God’s presence He continues to draw nearer and nearer to his people. The story of God coming to be with us is powerful. Living in God’s presence is where we find true fulfillment and joy.
The final part of the series, Elisha prophesied that God would deliver Israel from siege. The armies of Samaria flee and the spoils are found by lepers. Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread, the bread of life.
Elisha sees the hills full of God’s army. There is much more going on in reality than we suspect. What if we lived our lives with this in mind. God give us sight.
Naaman seeks healing from Elisha. When Naaman sets his pride aside he is transformed, physically and spiritually. God does amazing things from the most humble and faithful.
God uses Elisha to provide, heal and to point to Jesus. God will use what little we have to make much. Be tenacious an trusting in faith. – All is well with my soul –