Sony’s Thoughts: Dwelling in the Presence of Almighty God
Psalm 91 gives a great description of the benefits of dwelling in the Lord. He is a refuge, protecting from harm and giving grace for every trial.
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me. If you abide in me, and My words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you” (John 15:4, 7)
Do you ever wonder if you’re bearing any fruit in your Christian life? A large part of why we don’t is we’re not dwelling with Christ as we should. As each year progresses, it seems like the Church loses more and more power and zeal. We’ve become so much like the world it’s hard to tell us apart. It seems as though we’ve become worried about becoming too Heavenly minded that we’re not Heavenly minded at all.
Colossians 3: 2-3 tells us to, “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
Scripture tells us repeatedly to put on the mind of Christ, to think about virtuous things, to abide in Christ. God doesn’t make us do these things but, if we are true Christians, each day will draw us closer to Him. We will become more Heavenly minded. We will begin to radiate more of His love and exhibit more of His Spirit until it is no longer us who lives but Christ who lives in us. Brothers and Sisters, this is our goal.
Begin to consciously practice dwelling in God’s presence. Ask Him to walk with you and keep you focused on Him. As you seek Him and draw near to Him daily, you will find yourself changing to become more and more like Him. That’s my goal. I pray it’s yours as well.