Seeds of Destiny 1 November 2018 Devotional: Accessing God’s Presence
Topic: Accessing God’s Presence [Seeds of Destiny 1 November 2018 Devotional]
Scripture: Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psalms 100:4
Thought For The Day: It is critical to give thanks to God if you must access His Presence.
The Presence of God is the greatest asset of man on earth. If a person desires to get to the top in life and stay on top, he/she must cultivate and maintain the Presence of God in his/her life.
Now, one way or avenue of accessing God’s presence is thanksgiving. Thanksgiving gives access to God’s Presence (Psalm 100:4). People who accessed God’s Presence in the Scripture and in contemporary times praised their way into His Presence.
However, when a person comes before God with complains instead of praises, such a person will not gain access to the gates of God, let alone the courts of His Presence. It is like standing outside the gate of a man’s house trying to talk to the man who is in his bedroom.
So, it is critical to give thanks to God if you must access His Presence, and when you gain access to God’s Presence, many things happen (Psalm 100:5).
Let me give you three examples of the things that happen when you gain access to the Presence of God:
1. We encounter the manifestation of the goodness of God
It is not possible to know how to praise and not experience the goodness of God (Psalm 100:4-5).
2. We encounter the manifestation of God’s mercy
The mercy of God is located in the Presence of God; and God’s mercy preserves us from destruction (Psalm 100:4-5).
3. We encounter the manifestation of the truth of God
The truth of God is the Word of God (John 17:17, Psalm 100:4-5).
As you give God praise, you will encounter the truth that will guarantee your liberty in life, in Jesus’ Name.
Beloved, my counsel is, make up your mind to praise God always.
Remember this: It is critical to give thanks to God if you must access His Presence.
1. Avoid the lifestyle of complaining and murmuring.
2. Live a life of deep praise and worship.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: ACCESS TO HIS PRESENCE
Prayer: Lord, thank You for showing me mercy. Thank You for all You have done for me and what You will do. I receive access to Your Presence as I praise You from my heart, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 1:1 to 3:15, Hebrew 3:1 to 19, Psalm 104:1 to 23, Proverbs 26:24 to 26
Quote: To live a life of praise and worship is to access Divine preservation. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.
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Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities