Entertaining the Presence of God

What keeps us from entertaining the presence of God? I want to ask this question. What is so important in our daily lives that we can't seem to squeeze even a half hour of God time out of our busy schedules. Just to sit at His feet and cry Holy is the Lord God Almighty, listening, waiting, soaking in His presence, reading scripture, praying… whatever the moment calls for, but ultimately entertaining His presence for just a few moments. Last night the Lord taught me such a lesson. I had been at The Worship and Prayer Barn doing my evening shift of worship from 6-10pm, in the middle of the worship the Lord impressed on me to spend the night at the barn. So I was obedient. The couches there are small and I was cramped, but when I awoke this morning the Lord impressed on my heart so strongly the joy that I had brought to Him in  entertaining His presence, even though I was just there to sleep! I'm reminded of when someone special comes for a sleep over, my mind goes to my sister… We have such a special relationship, we like to spend every minute together that we can, and if she comes for a visit and she sleeps over, we talk late and even though when its bed time and we are sleeping, we have the joy of knowing we are all together in the same house. If I could bring joy to God by sleeping in His presence at the barn last night, how much more pleasure and joy do we bring to the Father's heart when we purpose to spend waking moments seeking Him and spending time with Him! When I initially came to The Worship and Prayer Barn just a few months ago, my thoughts on leading worship for 2 hours straight was a daunting thought let alone doing the six hours that Jerry wanted me to work into. But the more time you spend with the Lord, the more you just want to continue! I'm now leading worship at the barn 6 hours a day and when I have to leave I feel like I'm going to miss something and I can't wait for my next shift!  

Last thought… What significant or insignificant thing would you be willing to give up in your day to just give him at least a 1/2 hour of your time to love on Him and entertain His presence? Please let me know if you will take this thought to heart and comment below! Blessings!

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  • maydean mcdonald

    maydean mcdonald jamaica

    I will give up some of my sleep to be with the lord.

    I will give up some of my sleep to be with the lord.

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