Being present with God. Yesterday at church the sermon was on being present with God. A lot of time we focus on God’s presence. But the question we need to ask is not “Is God present?” but instead “Am I present with God? I have recently been praying to feel God’s presence in my daily life, but I think I might need to refocus my prayers and in addition to seeking God’s presence first make sure I am present. I am bad when it comes to setting a routine for myself and often do no not spend quiet time with God like I should. I am going to work on that and when I have my quiet time I am going to try and make sure that I am sincerely present in that time with God. Number’s 6: 24-26, the United Methodist Youth Fellowship Benediction says
I have always loved this benediction. The word countenance means face. God lifts up his face upon you and gives you peace! Wow, what an amazing image that is. God is looking at you, God is present with you, but are you looking back at him, engaging with him? Are you present with God? As I continue to go through this post-college journey and I as I continue to go through life God will be there right beside me but I must make sure that I do not check out on God.