Quiet Time with Jesus – In His Presence

Friday, 3 March 2017

God is omnipresent. Nothing is hidden from His sight. The Bible says 

everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account
— Hebrews 4:13

God’s presence is in us. He gives us the Holy Spirit to teach us His Word and to live it out. The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) Thank God for His Word.  

When the day of Pentecost came, the people were together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house. The people saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2:1-4) - The people heard and saw the manifest presence of God.

When all the people were being baptized Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.
— Luke 3:21-22

This is another occasion when the people heard and saw the manifest presence of God.

My Prayer

Dear God, You are everywhere. You are watching and loving me wherever I go. I pray that my ears are always open to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit whenever He whispers into my heart. I pray that the condition of my heart is always right with You. I pray that my spirit is always teachable. I know that I will make mistakes from time to time but I have set my heart to respond to the conviction of the Holy Spirit as I continue to walk in Your presence.

Father God, You have put Your laws in my heart and written them on my mind. As I draw near to You with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, You will cleanse my heart from a guilty conscience. Your Word says that my sins and lawless acts You will remember no more. Father God, sanctify me by the truth; Your Word is truth. Amen.

Lam Yee Ling

The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)