Thursday, June 18, 2009

Experiencing God’s Presence (Part 2)

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen!” (2 Corinthians 13:14).

I love the way the Message Bible puts this – “The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.”

Amazing Grace. Extravagant Love. Intimate Friendship.

These are the three great gifts already provided to each and every one of us who long to be reconnected in a meaningful and lasting way with the Almighty. You already have been given the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God the Father, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit.

Now you simply need to experience these -- not as a one time event that happens in a church service, or a summer camp meeting -- but as an on-going and ever-growing part of your daily life.

So, rather than sit under a bush somewhere and call out to heaven for a down-pouring of these delightful things, let's start by realizing that God has already provided us with a very practical way that will insure our full experience of all He has for us.

Are you ready for this – it’s so simple.

In fact, it is so simple you may be inclined to dismiss it. But don’t! If you will trust what I am telling you and start purposefully practicing these three practical things, your heart will expand and God will approach you in His fullness.

Here is what I want you to do.

Dang! I just ran out of space; I guess I’ll have to tell you what they are tomorrow!

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