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to live in Gods presence? OH I WANT IT!

Discussion in 'Non-denominational' started by psalms 22.3, Dec 26, 2001.

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  1. psalms 22.3

    psalms 22.3 Member

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    today i found myself lying on my bed crying. i want to see God! i want to touch his face! to feel his embrace and hear his heart beat as i press my head to his chest!
    intimacy, my treasure will be intimacy!
    and in all the weeping and crying, i remembered the words of the psalmist.
    psalm 22.3
    ...O thou that inhabits the praises of isreal.

    and it struck me.
    GOD LIVES WHERE HE IS GLORIFIED!

    it all came together, cleanliness, submission, continual prayer, bible reading, worship, all that stuff people say brings gods presence IS SIMPLY GLORIFYING GOD.

    that word "inhabits" means to
    "sit down, dwell, abide"

    and that word "praises" means
    "hymns or to sing"
    but it comes from a word that means
    "to boast, thank, praise"

    TO GLORIFY GOD!


    (i beleive)
    that we can really reach a place were we can always hear gods voice, feel his touch, live in his presence!
    (though we do have seasons of trial where we are tested and tried)

    i want to see god, i want him.
    i wish i could just feel him, HOW AWESOME THAT WOULD BE! TO SEE HIS LOVELY FACE! TO TOUCH HIM!
    I KNOW IF I COULD TOUCH HIM ID BE HEALED OF THIS ISSUE OF BLOOD, THIS SORROW AND UNSATISFACTION.

    i beleive we can doit! we can live with him!
    becuase he lives where he is glorified.

    it is to live a life of martyrdom, to die for our cause of christ, to were (FIGURATIVELY) we are no more, and we only live to lift him up!
    TO CONFORM EVERY ACTION, EVERY WORD, TO MAKE EVERYTHING WE DO GLORIFY GOD TO THE WORLD!

    i want people to look at me, but not see me, but to say WHOA! GOD IS AWESOME! AND FOR THEM TO WORSHIP GOD!
    and in this place, of living sacrifice of praise, this place of ever glorifying God, i beleive we can see his glory!

    like moses said,
    I BESEECH THEE, SHOW ME THY GLORY!
    oh how i want to see it.

    what is a living sacrifice?
    it can mean one that doesnt die.
    one that is continual.
    a continual life of praise and glory to god.

    we will see breaks and gaps between our god experiences when there are gaps between our times of glorifying him.

    look at yourself right now, and over the past day or so.
    has your life glorified him? is there anything that says GOD IS AWESOME! HE IS GREAT!

    what about your spiritual appearance, spiritually, are you glorifying god? or are you holding on to a sin, or rebellion, those things that do not glorify God.

    he lives in glory, where he is glorified, you can be sure hell be there!

     
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  2. rkbo

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    I hear that.
    Rom 12:1
    1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    (KJV)

    Heb 10:22
    22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
    (KJV)

    Heb 13:15
    15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
    (KJV)

    Our living sacrifice is prase and resonable service. The more we do for God the closer our walk. Works don't get us saved but it gets us closer to God. The closer you get the more close you want to get. I have had an up and down walk with the Lord and it has always been my falt when I cause a gap to form. I have learned that doing Gods will is all i want to do and his reward is a closer walk....... and that's the best reward in itself.

    Thanks for the reminder.
     
  3. john316

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    Amen, my fellow Christians. This is why I love this site - I learn more and more about God's Word!
     
  4. psalms 22.3

    psalms 22.3 Member

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    john 3.16
    well, im glad was of some service. i know youll teach me somestuff too.

    rkbo
    my gosh thats it! praise god.
     
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