Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalm 27:4 (KJV); One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
Every man who was greatly used by God was a lover of His presence.
David loved the presence of God. In our theme scripture, he expresses the depth of this desire.
Moses was a lover of the presence of God. The scriptures reveal that at one point, he spent eighty days and nights up on mount Sinai with God (Exodus 24:18, Exodus 34:28).
Jesus, when He walked the surface of the earth, was a lover of the presence. The Bible says that He made a habit of separating Himself to pray (Luke 5:16). He also frequently visited the synagogue (Luke 4:16).
No one can force you to love the presence of God. You cannot be persuaded into it, convinced into it, or manipulated into it.
The reality of the experience of His presence is that the more you launch yourself into it, the more you love it.
How often do you pray? How frequently do you set off time to be with Him alone? You must be deliberate in your desire to seek more of His presence. It should not be a one-day affair. It should not be an excitement that lasts for a few weeks.
Remember this, no man can truly taste God and not want more.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 26:8, Psalm 27:8
GOLDEN NUGGET: Every man who was greatly used by God was a lover of His presence. No man can truly taste God and not want more.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this truth. I understand Your presence: its taste, its smell, and its sounds. I am a lover of Your habitation and the place where Your glory dwells. This presence is heaven to me. It is the atmosphere of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.