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Indications of God’s Presence in our Lives


In previous posts we looked at the effects of sin on experiencing the presence of God and the importance of God’s presence in a ministry so we must ask, “What are indications of God’s presence?”

The following qualities give evidence of God’s Presence in our lives.

Peace (Rom. 15:33; Phil. 4:9)

When you know His presence, you can have an inward calm despite chaos around you because He is the God of peace.

Rest, Refreshment (Matt. 11:28; Acts 3:19)

When you acknowledge God’s presence, you can “cease striving” because He is God (Ps. 46:10, NASB).

Encouragement (Ps. 16:11; 21:6)

When you are aware of God’s presence, you can’t help but be full of joy and gladness because with Him come eternal blessings.

Shelter (Ps. 16:8-11; 31:20)

When you acknowledge His presence, you can feel secure because when you are with the all-powerful One you know you are protected.

Enlightenment (Ps. 89:15; 90:8)

When you get in touch with His presence, you can know which way to go as He lights your path.

Nearness  (Ps. 145:18; James 4:8)

When you bask in His presence, you can feel a sense of warmth and comfort because you know He accepts you and you belong to Him.

Contentment (Heb. 13:5)

When you experience His presence, you can be satisfied because you know you have all you need.

Endurance (Ps. 46:1; Isa. 41:10)

When you spend time in His presence, you can feel renewed as you find His strength and help to keep going, knowing you are upheld by Him.

What a difference it makes in our individual lives and in a church or ministry characterized by these qualities.  Likewise, what a difference it makes when they are absent.


8 Replies to “Indications of God’s Presence in our Lives”

  1. Thank you for the reminders of His Presence in our lives. Praying that others will recognize His Presence even amidst difficult circumstances.

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