Last Sunday, on the radio as I was driving to church, I heard Pastor Rob Cruver encourage his congregation to pray - not for God’s power or for God to do something, but just to pray for His presence.
Those words changed me, changed my prayer perspective. I know that God says to ask, knock, and seek, but what is it that we are asking, knocking, and seeking for? If we ask and seek for His presence, all other matters will fall into proper perspective. We’ll have His peace, even if in a storm. We’ll have His wisdom, even if in a time of indecision. His presence will put to rest our questions, doubts, fears. It will dissipate our anger, resentment, frustration.
Before we make our confessions (looking at ourselves) or our supplications (requests for others or ourselves), let’s pursue His presence. Then our prayers will align with His will, and we’ll be asking, knocking, and seeking after what He desires for us.
Before we make our plans, let's seek His presence that we will only do as He directs.
Before we set our feet to the floor in the morning, may we breathe in His presence that we will walk in agreement with Him like synchronized swimmers. Like a dancer following His lead, every movement choreographed according to His design. May our voices speak in perfect harmony with His. May we not move if His Presence does not go with us:
The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
Then Moses said to him, "If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. Ex. 33:14-15
Thank you Lord, for sharing Your presence with us. May we relish it afresh every day, every moment.