Every child of God believes that God is with them because He is everywhere. This characteristic of God is known as His omnipresence. In the church we experience the manifest presence of God, where during the services we are touched and inspired and convicted by a powerful moving of the Holy Spirit.
Then there is the personalised presence of God that is the felt/realised, actual presence of God’s Spirit that moves us, molds us and keeps us. Is it possible to live in that kind of dimension? The Apostle Paul tells us that in “in him we live and move and have our very being.” Acts 17:28. It is definitely possible for us to have an abiding and living relationship with God through His Spirit within us.
Men and women of God in scripture attest to this intimacy regardless of circumstance; Abraham was the friend of God, Moses communed with God face to face, David was a man after God’s own heart, Samuel heard the audible voice of God. In the New Testament however, God poured out his Spirit to dwell within the very hearts of men.
Sometimes even Christians live their entire lives with a long distance relationship with God; aloof and afar off when God has promised to live in close proximity with us. His presence goes with us.
This is what 2 Corinthians 6:16 has to say, “For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
Remember to live ‘Magnanimously’ and that means to live in His presence.
This is a blog post from Stanley Harvey, the Senior Pastor of the Pentecostals of Sydney.