His Powerful, Life-Changing Presence

Leon Fontaine Devoted

And in the morning, long before daylight, He got up and went out to a deserted place, and there He prayed. Mark 1:35 (AMPC)

You were designed to spend time with God. When Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, they walked and talked with God every day. Jesus often spent time alone with God. In fact, Luke 5:16 says “As often as possible Jesus withdrew to out-of- the-way places for prayer” (MSG).

Some people seem to experience a low-grade worry and anxiety that never leaves. They feel angry, offended and irritated much of their day. That is often a symptom of not spending time with God every day. When the disciples were filled with Holy Spirit, people could see it on them. A certain boldness, confidence and anointing seems to exude from people who spend time with God regularly.

Early each morning, my family can find me sitting in a comfortable chair, Bible or great Christian book in hand, spending time with God. As I turn my focus to Him, praying, worshipping, asking Him to teach me and simply being quiet in His Presence, my heart seems to fill with peace. Often my stress and concern seem to melt away as I spend time in His Presence.

The Christian life is so much more than a set of rules. God wants you to spend time in His powerful, life-altering Presence regularly. Make it a habit and experience a whole new level of peace, joy, boldness and confidence in your life. Start today.