What do we really mean when we use the word “presence”?
The Google Dictionary:
1) the state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing. (“her presence still comforts me”)
synonyms: existence, being there
2) a person or thing that exists or is present in a place but is not seen.
synonyms: ghost, spirit, specter, phantom,apparition, supernatural being
3) a group of people, especially soldiers or police, stationed in a particular place.
1. the state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place.
attendance or company:
Your presence is requested.
Where God is, eternally, visible in heaven & sensed on earth.
Who God is, His being, God with us, God within us, God present, supernatural being, almighty God, Spirit, everywhere present.
Invited by His people to reveal more of Himself to us, to come and be present with us in a deeper life altering way, especially when we are gathered seeking Him.
I know I need His Presence more and more as I get to know just how wrecked and broken I am within.
His Presence restores what sin batters.
His Presence binds up what remains in tatters.
His Presence brings hope & comfort to inner shatter.
His Presence is where we find what truly matters.
You don’t need to be in a large group of fellow believers, a trained minister, or doing anything in particular apart from seeking Him to sense His Presence.
He just requires us to tune in and seek His frequency.
Did you know that everything has a frequency?
I believe that as Jesus walked the earth, the atmosphere around Him literally changed because of the Holy frequency He was emitting.
And those around Him were not only attracted to Him, but changed in the encounter. Eternity meet humanity and radically changed the present forever.
God invites us to tune in.
Seek His Presence.
Be present in His company.
In fact, He delights in us, and longs to spend more time with us. He wants to be our soft place to land, our cover when the battle rages, our shelter in the storm:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…
Like the father waiting day after day for his beloved son to return home, God is always present in His wait.
He is all in.
His heart is to reassure us with His love, restore us as only our designer can, equip us for daily living out our faith, and enjoy spending time together.
in our present
What a present, indeed!