How To Practice The Presence of God

#1 DEVOTIONAL TIME

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Having a daily devotional time is an awesome way to practice the presence of God. Being able to set time aside that is devoted for you and the Lord is quality time that you spend in God's presence.


#2 MEDITATION

Most christians do not understand that meditation is a great way to practice God's presence. Often times when people hear the word meditation the first thing they think of is yoga or some form of Transcendental meditation, or they feel meditation is not of God. However, meditation is of God because scripture states in Joshua 1:8 "This book of the law shall not depart out of they mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night...." . Meditating on God's Word is practicing God's presence. Often times christians believe they do not feel a tangible annointing they think they are not in the presence of God. Having the Word of God on your mind is meditation. Meditating on God's Word is a great way to practice being in God's presence.

FASTING

#3 Fasting, ok, seriously no one wakes up and say I am going to fast today. This is one of the problems today the church does not fast as they should. They use to when I was first saved I was taught to fast every Tuesday and Thursday. When Tuesday and Thursday came everyone knew these were days that the church was to fast. Fasting brings the presence of God into our life in a stronger way than any other way. Fasting is not just not eating it is not eating plus being prayerful and being in God's presence the whole while fasting. Fasting brings great results. A lot of times Christians won't fast until their is something serious trouble going on in thier life. Fasting brings us closer to God, and it also brings about deliverance. If you are trying to break a habit fasting is a good way to break a habit that is not of God.

#4 COMMITTMENT

Being committed is a big one. Being committed to bible study, and prayer is another way to practice the presence of God. Not just bible study at church, but bible study at home. Whatever happen to committed bible study at home?

#5 PRAYER GROUPS Prayer groups are powerful and I am here to tell you having a prayer group is one of the most powerful ways to practice the presence of God!! If you do belong to a prayer group or your church does not have prayer groups it is an awesome ideal to start one. When someone hear "group" they think of alot of people. A prayer group can consist of 3 or 4 people. What usually happens when word of mouth gets around that you have started a prayer group you better believe more people will be asking to come, and will start showing up. Before you know it your group will have grown to 10 people or more. This is a good size group due to circumstances do come up, and everyone will not always be able to make it on the day and time that is set aside to have prayer.

#6 PERSONAL PRAYER TIME

Your personal prayer time can Not be replaced with time in church, or bible study at church. This is not personal prayer time. Christians so often have fallen away from having their own personal prayer time with the Lord on a daily basis. One of my very best friends taught me if you have little prayer you will have little power, but if you have much prayer you will have much power. This is so true when you use your personal prayer time to practice the presence of God it is so easy to just step into the Holy Spirit, and to connect with God. When you develop your personal prayer time, the spirit just comes upon you all throughout the day, and your relationship with Jesus Christ will get sweeter, and sweeter each and everyday.

#7 MAKING MELODY IN YOUR HEART

Making melody in your heart to the Lord is such a oh so sweet way of practicing God's presence in your life. Singing songs, and making melody to the Lord is an awesome way to keep oneself fresh, anointing with fresh oil from the Lord! It is such a blessing to really engage with the Lord and make melody in your heart to Him. Once you begin making melody to Him it will usher you into a spirit of worship, and it brings in a sweet spirit within your home. Not only will you be blessed, but it certainly will bless others when they come into your home.

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manatita44 19 months ago from london

Wonderful Hub. keep it going. Much peace.


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smcopywrite 2 years ago from all over the web

well written and wonderful material. thank you for sharing so much info in such a small space. daily devotion and prayer is one of the best ways to get closer to god and bring god into your life.


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta Author

Hi Lady_E Thanks you so much for sharing your experience on fasting, it has been awhile since I wrote this hub, it's interesting you picked this one to read, I say this because I think its time for me to fast. Fasting really helps to hear the voice of God (clearly).

@Hyphenbird Yes meditation does make christains nervous. It should not, but it is those who do not fully understand meditation that become nervous. It really helps to quiet the mind, and to calm ones spirit.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Thanks - I learnt a lot from it, particularly about Fasting. I only Fast when I have problems or I am about to face a difficult task. Now, I know it's not just for problems. Thanks and Big Hug. Elena


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Well said Adrienne. We are told to be still and know He is God. Yet when meditation is mentioned, many Christians freak out. It is a lack of understanding. Practicing the presence of God is vital/ Every morning when I wake up, He is on my mind. I do not get out of bed before I seek Him in prayer and thanksgiving. I know God has only good plans for me so I feel comfortable and safe in His presence always. It is a great place to be. Thanks for a lovely devotional.


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta Author

Hi DeBorrah! Thank you for taking the time to read my hub. May the Lord bless your ministry!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago

Adrienne, This is wonderful & insightful! Great suggestions for spending time with the Lord! Thank You for sharing,

Peace & Blessings!


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta Author

Thanks Denise! Thanks for the vote.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

I enjoyed reading this. Whatever a person's spiritual path happens to be these are wonderful steps to take them closer to that God of their belief. I especially liked what you wrote about Christians and a popular notion about meditation. I agree...meditation is NOT just for those who practice an Eastern religion.

Well written and voted up.


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta Author

Hi pmcray, Do be encouraged that morning time of prayer and meditation is good. I totally understand how the morning time is such an awesome time to spend with the Lord. It blesses our day to start fresh every morning with the Lord! Thanks for the vote up!


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pmccray 4 years ago from Utah

This was my only New Year's resolution to take time for God each and every morning. I felt that If I can accomplish this task the rest is easy. I ask the Lord for assistance in this matter and of course he answered my prayers. I feel lost now, if I don't have my morning meditation. I schedule it for every morning after I wake and do nothing until my time with Him is finished. Thank you for sharing, voted up, marked useful and interesting


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta Author

Thanks James! I appreciate your taking the time to read my hub, and leave a comment!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Your Hub is wonderful. I have the Brother Lawrence book. I have never fasted. Sounds too tough for me. I lack courage. I should do it.

Thank you for an excellent and edifying read. God Bless You! :D


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta Author

Amen Julie! God is just so awesome, I can not tell you how good God has been to me He just keeps blessing me over, and over again!!


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Juliek958 4 years ago from Norman, Oklahoma

I smiled all the way through this as I practice most of it. I also keep a "God Journal" where I talk freely and openly to Him. I jot down three things that I'm thankful for that day. I read a lot of Christian books and I'm finding they seem to be the most popular of the hubs that I've written so far - I'm a newbie. I think that's encouraging for this world. Peace be with you!


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta Author

Hi Finance Hub! I am sure going to check out your hubs, thanks so much for the vote!


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta Author

Thanks Bill for reading the hub. I appreciate the vote and comment!


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Billjordan 4 years ago from Houston

This is a great Hub love what you said on mediation it's a practice that will bring the presence of God into your life may God bless you for your insight. Voted up

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