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IN YOUR PRESENCE, THAT’S WHERE I ALWAYS WANT TO BE!

I used to be a queen at beating myself up for not being on top of everything. I somehow had let the belief system that success was on me. But, let me tell you — there is ALWAYS a better way with Jesus. It all comes down to what we prioritize in our hearts. I learned quickly to surrender what my idea of success was, and remind myself it’s okay to not do everything perfectly. So today, if you can relate — give yourself a big dose of grace and remember just how far you have come and how far God has brought you. Amen!

I have always admired the Prophet Moses. He was truly a miracle-working leader and a remarkable man of God. The fact that he led a massive following of people through the desert trying to get to the Promised Land and still had a burning desire for God’s presence to be with them simply amazes me.

Moses knew that God’s presence is what separated them from the rest of the nation. Even after God offered to send an Angel before them to go into the promised land and defeat their enemies. Moses was not having it. He told God not to send them to the Promised land if His presence wasn’t with them, which probably moved God’s heart, big time. Moses knew that being in a promise without God’s presence wasn’t worth the promise at all. He knew that in that place true freedom, true living, deep intimacy was available only with God.

I don’t know about you, but I love reading stories like this that stirs up my heart. What I love about God is that He is ALWAYS available. He is so faithful to us — more than we will ever realise. And often times we forget. We forget how much access we have to Him, we forget He is leaning in waiting for our eyes to lock with His and for our spirit to hear what He is saying.

Friends, I encourage you to persue His presence. Turn your attention and affection to Him. It’s in that place everything changes. And I promise you — it will open the eyes of your heart and impact your day more than you will ever know. Amen! God bless.πŸ’•

Blessings and Love… πŸ˜ŠπŸ™β€

227 thoughts on “IN YOUR PRESENCE, THAT’S WHERE I ALWAYS WANT TO BE!

  1. Amen! Jesus is our key to being fulfilled or happy or successful. So if I look for anything outside of him, my life is going to be so empty. So I have to continuously pursue his presence just like you said. Beautiful post! Well done πŸ™‚

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  2. God is so good and faithful. Even when I stray and fall short every day, I’m amazed that he still loves me. I get disappointed in myself that I’m not doing enough or am not enough, but I know that’s the worldly stuff telling me what’s valued and what’s not.
    Thank goodness we serve a great God!!
    Have a great start to a new week!

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  3. His presence fuels us to do the insurmountable. His presence reveals our weaknesses and His grace available to help us through our weaknesses. His presence is intoxicating. It leaves you pumped up for great adventures here on earth to the glory of God. Thanks for sharing…

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  4. Thanks for this. I needed this. I always reminded of the scripture, what is man that he’s so mindful towards us. Lord Jesus we don’t deserve it but God! When I look back over my life and I think of his goodness it always breaks me down. Blessings to you!

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  5. Amen God needs to be first in all we do. There are so many things that clamor for our attention and devotion: our jobs, our kids, our spouses, our hobbiesβ€”the demands and distractions of life. And we have to be careful not to let them become more important or more of a priority than our relationship with God.
    The first of the Ten Commandments states we will have no other gods before Him (seeΒ Exodus 20:3). AndΒ Deuteronomy 5:8-9Β says,Β You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind, or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. Β You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other godsΒ (NLT).
    Yet how many of the things that occupy our time, money, thoughts and attention have taken the place where God is supposed to be?
    God Bless You Richly. Have a wonderful day. ❀πŸ₯°πŸ€—πŸ˜‡πŸ™

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  6. Yes, he’s always available to use and often times I think we forget that. Especially when things aren’t going our way and we try to find other avenues. We just have to be patient. His presence is always there. Knowing that should warm our hearts and make us do things differently but we’re human. We are all a work in progress. Lovely post my friend. Have a wonderful blessed day

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  7. Yes! I can relate with this afection for perfection! Haha and when we think about Moses journey, we have to remember that He also thought he was not able to do what God was asking him to do! But after a while, working on his insecurity, he became a leader he was born to be! God’s grace do that to us and we don’t need to be afraid!

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  8. So much happens in his presence. We have the honor of worship, to give honor, to sense God’s essence of holiness. We find our place in the hollow of his hand. At the same time, the Holy Spirit shapes us, he forms our being into the image of Christ. Our pursuit of service to the King sharpens and emboldens with the Holy Spirit as intimate senior partner. Thanks for speaking into my life.

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  9. Lately I have been doing something I never did in my prayer life. I’ve been turning my opened palms upward when I pray at times. It reminds me that I am coming to Him empty-handed, without tools of my own to “fix” things. This post reflects the idea. Thank you. Hugs from Dallas. God’s grip – Alan

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  10. Thank you so very much.
    To be aware that GOD desires a Personal relationship with each of us, MORE than we do with Him, is, I think, a GREAT Grace.

    Moses was the ONLY faithful one (he abhorred the golden calf/ the other “god” the people quickly turned too in the absence of Moses; then Moses “stood in the breech” ; and prevailed upon God for more Mercy; which God relented and granted (But none of the men lived to enter the Promised Land” …Divine Justice must be))

    Learning is growing in Faith, in Hope and in Love.
    Good and VERY-GOOD!
    To Jesus THROUGH Mary
    Patrick

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  11. “Moses knew that being in a promise without God’s presence wasn’t worth the promise at all.” AMEN, Godly Chic! “Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly”–George MacDonald. And when that One is God, His mere presence fills us with joy” (Psalm 16:11). Hallelujah!

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  12. I have always admired the Prophet Elijah. Remember he was in hiding, hold up in Dothan and was surrounded by the Kings armies. His boy servant peeked outside and saw how much they were outnumbered, came back in and asked Elijah “Master how shall we do”? The Prophet replied, “Fear not: for they thatΒ beΒ with usΒ areΒ more than they thatΒ beΒ with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountainΒ wasΒ full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

    Thank you for the reminder that we are not alone ever.

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  13. “Moses knew that being in a promise without God’s presence wasn’t worth the presence at all.”
    So true the promise without God is just going through the motions.
    I have written that quote in my quote book, if used I will definitely credit you.
    And Have a wonderful day today.

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