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How to Daily Experience God’s Presence (Helpful Tips)

Seek Him by Faith

The first tip to experience God’s presence on a daily basis is to seek Him by faith.

This means that when we come before Him to spend time with Him in prayer and worship we begin with the belief that God loves us, that He has made a way for us to be with Him, and that He is present regardless of what we may feel.

This is so essential to a healthy experience of God’s presence.

Experiencing God’s presence is by no means a bad thing, but if we let the feeling of God’s presence dictate whether He is present or not we are no longer in faith we are in unbelief, and unbelief will never lead us to experience the presence of God.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

Great faith always believes in spite of what it may see, hear, smell, or feel. This is why the Bible defines faith as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen(Hebrews 11:1).

This is also why the Bible says that we “walk by faith and not by sight.” Faith and the physical senses are often opposed to one another.

It is important to understand this because there will be moments when you go to spend time with God and you may feel nothing, and there will be other moments where it feels as though Heaven came down to visit with you.

The point is regardless of what we feel, the word of God promises that He is always with us and that He will never leave us nor forsake us. So every time we pray it should be as though our Lord Himself is standing in that room right next to us. [Related articles: What does the Presence of God feel like? (Explained) and Why Can’t I Feel God’s Presence? (Helpful Insight).

Spend Intentional & Focused time with Him

The second tip is to spend intentional and focused time with God on a daily basis. The two keywords here are intentional and focused.

Often, the reason why people are not experiencing God’s presence as often as they desire is because their minds wander while they pray. They can’t seem to calm their thoughts down to focus them on God.

This is a huge hindrance to experiencing the presence of God because the Bible says that God draws near to us when we draw near to Him (James 4:8). This is a promise that is as sure as the law of gravity.

If we are not experiencing Him being near to us it is because we are not drawing near to Him. We may be praying, singing, and reading the Word but our minds our wandering, jumping from thought to thought.

We need to learn to harness our thoughts through communion with Him and worship.

Some ways to do this is when you catch your thoughts wandering, talk to the Lord about them. Thank Him for certain things, ask Him for wisdom, pray for that person or situation, etc. Then once you do this, give your complete attention back to Him through worship.

This is a simple way to keep your mind stayed on God as you pray. (Related article: 10 Ways to Keep Your mind Stayed on God).

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Minister to the Lord

Ministering to the Lord is simply worshiping the Lord through song and thanksgiving.

The Bible consistently tells us to enter God’s presence through praise and worship. This is a consistent theme in the Old Testament as well as in the New.

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before His presence with singing…Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” (Psalm 100:1-2, 4).

Jesus also said something similar in Matthew chapter 6 when He was teaching on prayer when He said, “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.” (Matthew 6:9)

Notice the first thing Jesus said to do when we come before God is to acknowledge Him as our Father and to worship Him.

He also taught His disciples to end their time of prayer in worship as well. “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:13)

Both of these verses are describing minsitering to the Lord.

In Acts 13, some men of God of the early Church got together and were ministering to the Lord and as they did the Presence of God began to manifest and the Holy Spirit spoke to them and called Barnabas and Paul to be apostles.

“Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers…As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.” (Acts 13:1-3)

This passage of scripture is where minsitering to the Lord is found and if you notice it brought the presence of God in the room.

So in short, our time with the Lord should be saturated with ministering to the Lord because this is the primary way that we enter into God’s Presence. [Related article: How to Enter God’s Presence (Step-by-Step)].

Keep His Word

The final to tip to experience God’s Presence is to keep the Lord Jesus’ word.

This is possibly the most overlooked key to experiencing God’s presence and to be honest, I don’t think I have ever heard of someone teaching on this passage of scripture with this perspective.

The passage I’m referring to is John 14:20-23.

“At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him…If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”

What I want you to notice is Jesus promises that He will manifest Himself to us and that Him and the Father (through Holy Spirit) will come and live inside of us when we keep His Word.

How awesome is that!

All of us want and desire Jesus to manifest Himself to us. We all want to experience His awesome presence. We all want to hear His voice often. We all want His power to manifest in our lives. We all want His beautiful fruit to flow through us abundantly.

We all want these things. But we want them without obeying what He said.

If we truly desire to experience God’s presence and if we truly desire to have the fullness of the Godhead living inside of us then we need to love God with all that we have (Matthew 22:37) and we need to love others as Christ has loved us (John 15:12). (Related article: How to Walk in Love According to the Bible).

If we do this we will be obediant to His Word and Jesus will manifest Himself to us. It is a promise from God and “all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

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