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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Power & Presence

"When you feel far from me, whisper My Name...in childlike faith...prepare to receive My Love." (103) In Genesis 28:16 Jacob says, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it."
There are times in my life when I feel so vulnerable and alone. Prayerfully whispering His Name, "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus..." really helps me to reestablish that vital connection. There is such power and presence in His Name!
I have learned that just because I cannot "sense" Him does not mean He is not here. If I'm aware of any sin issue in my life, I quickly repent, reestablishing our relationship. If I'm sensing the presence of sin near me, that's creating a spiritually dark, heavy atmosphere around me, I quickly acknowledge that and whisper His Name. It's a phenomenal privilege to have access to such power and presence through His Name!
Like Jacob, I can be so distracted by my own internal drama or the drama around me that I overlook Him. For "surely He IS in this place, and I just did not know it" until I refocused and rediscovered Him!
Sensing His Presence...dmc


  1. Barlow Girl has a song that I love when I am at a place that I can not feel God's presence.

    I waited for you today
    But you didn't show
    No no no
    I needed You today
    So where did You go?
    You told me to call
    Said You'd be there
    And though I haven't seen You
    Are You still there?

    And though I cannot see You
    And I can't explain why
    Such a deep, deep reassurance
    You've placed in my life

    We cannot separate
    'Cause You're part of me
    And though You're invisible
    I'll trust the unseen

    I cried out with no reply
    And I can't feel You by my side
    So I'll hold tight to what I know
    You're here and I"m never alone

    Usually by the time I'm done with this song(sometimes before) His presence is mighty! But even if I didn't feel His presence, this reminds me He is always there.

  2. Thanks, Melissa for mentioning the song. I went on line and found it. Here it is on YouTube for those who would like to access it. I really like the scene at the close of the song! Praising Jesus for His Power & Presence...dmc