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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

He is Here

Have you ever had a church service where the presence of God just abounds? We experienced that on Sunday (yes, I know that I am the Preacher's wife, but it's true..) The presence of God just filled the sanctuary and you could feel Him everywhere! You could not only feel Him and sense His presence, but you could hear it. Sweet voices giving praise to our God. Sweet voices that sounded so angelic. Voices that were sincere. Voices filled with worship. Voices that cried out to Jesus.

"Surely, the presence of the Lord is in this place.
I can feel His mighty power and His grace.
I can hear the brush of angel wings, I see Glory on each face.
Surely, the presence of the Lord is in this place."

When we totally surrender ourselves over to worship, God will show up in a mighty way. He desires to be right in the midst of our praise. There is nothing like the feeling of having God's presence wrap itself around you like a warm blanket. It envelopes our being and the warmth floods our souls. You can feel it on your skin like a chill in the air. You can feel the presence pressing down on your head. You close your eyes and are transported to another place. A place where holiness abounds. A place where nothing matters except Christ. A place where you are communing one on one with the Savior. A place of peace.

If you have ever experienced this, it's something you desire to feel again and again. You never want the sweet fellowship to end. Can you imagine what Heaven is going to be like? Continual worship. Continual fellowship. Continual presence of God. Continual Glory. Face down. At His feet. Praising.

"And every creature which is in heaven and on earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:

Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!"

Revelation 5:13 (NKJV)

Loving my Jesus,
Beth

5 comments:

petrii said...

Beth,
This is just beautiful!! I love praising my Jesus!!! Both in church with other believers and in the privacy of my home, just me and the Lord.

Praising Him,
Dawn

TRUTHSHARER said...

There's nothing like the Presence of Almighty God. When He gives it -we want more of it! That's been the most special gift He's given me this past year - His Presence in my life - like I've never known - 24/7 - over the top! PRAISE to the LAMB - the Ancient of Days - my JESUS! All glory to HIM be given!

Choosing JOY, Stephanie

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Have a wonderful celebration of His Birth!

Joanne said...

Beth,

What a beautiful post. I know exactly what you are talking about...that feeling, God with us.

Often times when I worship it feels like God closes the gap between us and the angels in Heaven, doesn't it? We are all worshipping together. Just beautiful.

Merry Christmas!

angelonwheels said...

Merry Christmas Beth! I can hardly wait for heaven! We will see each other and more imporntantly see Jesus!