Some people hear God in an audible voice. I never have. I do, however, sense God’s presence very strongly through music and in nature.
As I was standing outside one evening recently, staring at the stars, I was reminded of the song “The More I Seek You.” You see, I had been having a conversation with God about recent events in my life – Events that only He could provide answers and solutions for.
I was praying to Him and sharing my heart. I was telling him that I wanted to see Him more. I wanted to know Him more. I wanted to sit at His feet, drink from the cup in His hand, to feel His heart beat. I was pouring out my heart. As tears started to roll down my cheek with the gut-wrenching honesty of my plea, I pleaded with Him to let me feel his arms around me, to let me know His love in a deeper and more intimate way.
As I felt the cool evening breeze envelope me, it was as if the Lord said, “You just did.” And with that, I melted in His peace.
How do you sense the Lord’s presence?
Here’s a link to the song that was running through my head: “The More I Seek You” by Kari Jobe.
Hello Dr Michelle,
This is relevant to a conversation I was having with a friend very recently. That we need to really pray to Jesus.
I know I struggle in communicating with Jesus, but I have also decided that when I pray it is to be from the heart, and words said that are real and not just what others say. Or the big christian words or lots of flowerly words.
It has to be from the depths of the heart with a real honesty about it. Jesus knows anyway so its better to be honest anyway.
oh my friend was saying why bother praying because He will do what He wants anyway so it is no point. I was upset inside with this answer and told he nicely I didn’t agree.
I am wanting to pray and pray with the heart not the head. And I have only started praying again lately so this is close to my heart too…
Thanks for sharing.
It’s beautiful that what you want is Exactly what God wants…He wants us to share our heart with Him. I think it’s when we get honest before Him, share ourselves and our feelings in their most raw and unedited form, that He does the greatest work. And we can go to Him knowing He won’t judge and He won’t condemn. He will love, and isn’t that what we really want anyway? We all desire to be loved.
As I am learning to become more vulnerable and raw before Him, I would encourage you to do the same. I know we won’t be disappointed if we will trust Him with the outcome!
Keep believing truth dear sister.