Living in His Presence

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 5, 2010
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John 14:5-11; 8:28, 38; 12:49 Jesus always spoke what the Father wanted spoken, and he always did that which the Father wanted done. Jesus maintained constant fellowship with God. How did he do it?

Mark 1:35 He went to a solitary place and took time to be alone with his Father to pray.

Luke 11:1 Even while in the midst of people, he took time to be alone with God and pray.

John 11:41-44 In all his doings, he recognized his union with the Father and his dependence on Him.

John 8:3-9 Here we see his deliberate choice to seek the will of the Father before acting. He never responded to situations impetuously; rather, he always acted deliberately. To respond this way in a crisis indicates a habit developed under normal circumstances. If people typically live by their own wit, under fire they will do the same. Jesus developed the habit of talking with God and seeking His direction in all that he did.

Luke 2:40 Jesus grew not only physically but also in his spiritual skills to walk with God. He disciplined and developed himself, just as we can.

John 14:12 The works that I do, you can do also.

Ephesians 4:6 Yahweh is omnipresent, which means He is always with you. You do not need to go anywhere or do anything to find God because He is always present with you. His very name means existing one. He is not elusive or obscure, nor is He hidden from us. We need only to exercise our will and acknowledge Him.

Ephesians 6:5 and 6 In everything that we do, we can seek the will of God through Christ. Right now in this moment, you can connect with God!

Matthew 6:34; James 5:13-17 You cannot worship God tomorrow, nor seek His will later. Right now is the only moment you have.

Philippians 3:13 The good or evil we did yesterday has nothing to do with our now if in this moment we turn our hearts to God. Right now, you can talk to God and connect with Him because right now He is present with you. In yesterday or tomorrow, He is elusive, obscure, out of sight and reach. Jesus learned as we can also to live with God in the moment.

Talk to God now and ask to know and then do His will. The Christian walk is not hard or impossible; rather, it is easy and very doable in this moment. When we bring the weight of yesterday and the anxiety of tomorrow, Christianity becomes burdensome, impracticable, undesirable, and impossible.

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