Saturday, September 15, 2018

How to Live in God's Presence

by Gregory A. Johnson
How to Live in God's Presence, by Gregory A. Johnson

How does one live in the presence of God? That is a question that many have asked throughout history and many ask today. David wrote in Psalm 15, asking God that question. He says, “Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?” (Psalm 15:1, NIV).

God gives David the answer to his prayerful questioning and David documents it: “He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks truth from his heart.” (Psalm 15:2, NIV).

Let’s think about that answer. First, we are to have a blameless walk. The only way we can have a blameless walk is to keep our focus on Jesus and follow him. As we follow Jesus, he keeps us on the right path.

Second, we are to do what is right. We live in a day when many do not know what is right and what is wrong. We have a famine of leaders in our day who live a life of integrity. How do we do what is right? We make God’s Word, the Bible, the absolute guide for all our actions and beliefs. When we do, we will do what is right.

Third, we are to speak the truth. Again, we have a famine of leaders in our day who speak the truth. Telling lies is wrong. Telling the truth is right. Truth matters. We need to love truth again. We need a revival of truth in our day. Stand up for truth-telling and always refuse to lie or condone those who do lie.

Beloved, as we follow Jesus, as we do what is right, and as we speak the truth, we are living in and revealing God’s presence which brings light to a world that is growing increasingly dark. Light always penetrates the darkness. Let your light shine today and always.

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