“God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Acts 17:27

1. Creation wakes up to the presence of God each day.

Each day creation wakes up to the sunshine of God’s light. Birds sing in praise of their Maker. The dew from heaven kisses the earth, giving it life-saving substance. Man rises to receive God’s gift of life, for him to carry out the rigors of living and receive his providence. He is present in our waking, in our living and in our sleeping. We are called to praise, thank God and worship him in spirit and in truth.

2. God will reveal Himself to those sincerely seeking Him.

God is everywhere, and every person is His work. If we seek him, we find him. If we seek him continually, he will always be present. God makes his presence felt in the person, whether sinner or righteous, when he calls out to him in sincerity. To a sinner, He will be a loving Father welcoming him back; to the righteous He will fill him with fullness of joy. From a quote, “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”

3. Finding God in the stillness of the heart.

In Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” we are encouraged to find the time to meditate on Scripture, to be silent and to listen to the still small voice of God. Unless we drive away distractions, we cannot hear him. In the quietness and stillness, he makes himself felt — a soothing breeze, a gentle whisper, a message, a stirring of love responding to love. Let us present ourselves for an encounter with him. Let us draw near to God always, for him to draw near to us also.

4. Whoever keeps God’s commandments abides in Him and God in him

When we obey God’s commandments to love one another, we abide in God and God abides in us. If we are faithful to confess our iniquities, he is quick to forgive and restore us to his friendship.

5. Live honorably

As God is holy, we are called to holiness. We are exhorted to conduct ourselves honorably before men so that they may see the good that we do and glorify God.

6.Worship God in community

God requires us to be in fellowship with one another, sharing the faith, loving one another, and proclaiming God in our service to one another. Jesus promised that He will be with us, even until the end of age.

7. Trust God in all circumstances

We find God in the storms of life, and he will draw us to him in comfort and peace. He is always our ever-present help and refuge in times of trouble. From a quote: “It is often in our darkest hour that the light of God’s presence shines the brightest.”

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