I’d always wondered what the presence of God is all about. I’d heard so many men of God and “real believers” talked about it and I always wondered what it would feel like experiencing such a wonderful feeling. Even as born again Christian, rooted in Christ, I always felt I needed that experience too; that inner peace and joy and the power, He’s presence carries.
I studied His “Word”, went through chapters to chapters, praying, yet I didn’t still understand that which I seek, “His Presence”. I read the chapters in psalm 114:7-8, which said, “Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the God of Jacob; which turned the rock into a standing water,the flint into a fountain of waters”.
I read about how powerful is His presence on earth,how it is the key to change in and around our lives, how His presence is the atmosphere for miracles, signs and wonders.
In his presence, there is liberty, and it carries the light of God and that light terminate and destroys every form of darkness.
I decided to go on an adventure of what i call “Operation find the presence of God”. Little did I know that what I was looking for, was right inside of me; that all I needed to do to find that which I so long for was:
- To avoid a life of sin
- Live a total life of praise and worship
- Obey all His commandments
- Dwell in God’s presence at all times. (All this, I decided to do.)
MY EXPERIENCE:- My first experience with the awesome presence of God, was during my trip, to the Holy Land (Jerusalem). I hungered so badly for His presence, that the occasion did presented itself. A member of our group was about having a miscarriage and there was nothing really we could do at that point but to pray for her. Four of us rushed into her room, as we prayed, we all discovered that our feet were no longer on the floor. We were floating. I tried to place my feet down, but it wasn’t working. So we all placed our hands on the wall and floated back to our rooms.
It happened on a Sunday morning, after everyone apart from us, had gone to Church. It was the most amazing feeling I ever had all my life. In as much as I was scared, never experienced such thing before, it was an awesome feeling, feeling this tingling in my legs as if they had been asleep, and then the blood was rushing back. “What is this Lord?” I asked. Then I realized He had given me a special experience I so hungered for.
From that day onward,it happened again and again and became a lifestyle. I latter discovered in Acts 8:39, when the Lord, whisked Philip away to the distant city of Azotus, after he had baptized the Ethiopian eunuch. And in Paul’s, second letter to the Christians in Corinthians chapter 12, in speaking of visions and Revelations from the Lord,he wrote of being “caught up into the third heaven”. He felt that God knew whether or not it was an actual physical experience, and I felt the same about mine when it happened to me.
As Paul added: “This man heard words that cannot be translated into human speech.
As a true born again Christian, being enveloped in God’s presence is the most amazing, awesome and beautiful feeling one could ever experience. Hunger for His presence. let it be a way of life for you.Then you see yourself living above the world’s expectations. Your life can’t be the same after experiencing such undescribable feeling. Strengthen your ways with God today, and your life can never be the same. Thank you and God bless. You will do well!!!