Talking with the Lord, seeking to be in His presence, I was excited when He allowed me to understand a bit more completely what that means.
We all know God never, ever leaves us. He is ever-present and always available to us.
(Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.)
Being totally focused and in God’s presence is even more than knowing He is always with us.
Imagine being in a room and another person is in the same room. You see him and know that he is there. He is present in the same space as you. Like a bodyguard, always present.
Then, you decide to walk over to that person and start a conversation. During the visit, you sit down together and start to share your hopes and dreams – real thoughts, not just everyday chitchat. You feel as if you’ve known that person forever as you communicate face-to-face; not just hearing each other, but listening with understanding and compassion. Time seems to stand still as you bask in the joy of being heard and hearing. You realize that this awesome being is your Heavenly Father and He has welcomed you, lovingly, into His very presence.
You really don’t want the time together to end, but eventually you turn to walk away, feeling refreshed in the very depths of your soul, and looking forward to another amazing visit. You also are comforted by the fact that He will never leave you!