Thus, we will continue to ‘appreciate and be unfamiliar with His reality’. It doesn’t mean that we have certain sins so that God stays away, that’s not it. Because even when Adam and Eve fell into sin, God’s presence remained true over them. But God wants to train the inclination of our hearts to linger in His presence.
1. When you are praying, guard your thirsty and hungry heart for the reality of God.
2. Build a strong determination by saying: Anyway, before God’s reality becomes real, it is forbidden to end prayer.
3. Instill in our hearts and minds that we really need the very evident reality of God.
4. Make a decision that without His reality evident, we will not step into daily activities.
5. Declare to God that His reality is our only source of strength, and without His reality we are nothing.
6. Keep on waiting on God even though in the end we have to sit quietly in soft conversation.
7. Don’t be stuck with ‘method’, follow the will of the Spirit in praying. In principle, our hearts must continue to thirst and hunger for God, and our bodies must always express the inner work of the Spirit.
8. Don’t allow our bodies to fall asleep when we are in silence waiting for God, keep actively uniting ourselves with His reality. Think about the things of the Spirit while continuing to speak before God.
Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV) But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Exodus 33:16 (NKJV) For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”
Only God’s reality will separate us from other nations! His reality is the true and only treasure we must hold on to. That is our true habitat and there we grow and can continue to do God’s will.
Ps. Steven Augustinus
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