Live in the presence of God

“I have set Jehovah always before me:…” Psalm 16:8

The words: “I have set Jehovah always before me…” is the simplest description of the spiritual life. If you have the following thoughts inside you, they are most likely the result of Yahweh walking beside you.

The first is that you feel confident. Whether we look at Joshua taking over the ministry of Moses or Paul going through the biggest storm of life, Yahweh still said to them: “Fear not, for I am with you.”

Another idea in Yahweh’s presence is that you will find guidance. Maybe you are stuck in one place because of some problem, but then suddenly an idea that offers a way out comes. It can be big or small, but it helps. Or a situation arises where you are about to say something that would cause destruction, when suddenly a quiet voice inside you tells you to calm down.

The third indicator of Yahweh’s presence is a sense of sin. For example, when you are on the wrong road and you feel a sting in you that says: “No, turn around!” Follow that inner voice, or you’ll soon twist your beliefs, diminish your benefits, and end up in great guilt.

The fourth thought that shows you are in Yahweh’s presence is joy. “Thou wilt show me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; in thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.…”(Ps 16: 11). It works as follows: You make special efforts, you manage to get something done and you feel great satisfaction from the work you have done. This is exactly how Yahweh felt when He created the world and then said: “It is good!”

Yahweh can use any of the previously described senses to express His presence. If you always keep the Lord in front of your eyes, you will begin to feel His presence in your everyday life as well.

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