Apostle Grace Lubega
Ecclesiastes 8:2-3 (KJV); I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
As Christians, we sometimes sing to God, telling Him how we are lovers of His presence and that His presence is heaven to us.
How true is this for you, child of God?
If you examine the words of these songs against the deepest convictions of your heart, are you like the people in Isaiah 29:13 of whom the Bible says that they honour the Lord with their lips but their hearts are far from Him?
One of the infallible truths about a true lover of the presence of God is that he or she is never in a hurry to leave the presence of the Lord.
This wisdom is explained in our theme scripture: be not hasty to go out of His sight.
Some people are in a hurry to leave God’s presence so that they can go and patiently finish a series on Netflix or a movie. They want to rap through prayer so they can run off and give plenty of time to their friends.
Learn to give to God quality time. Patiently wait on Him. Long hours in His presence should not be strange to Your spirit.
FURTHER STUDY: Isaiah 40:31; Psalm 27:14
GOLDEN NUGGET: A true lover of the presence of God is never in a hurry to leave the presence of the Lord.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for today’s Word. Thank You for the wonder of Your presence. The Bible says that glory and honour are in your presence, strength and gladness are in Your place. I treasure the moments with You because I have understood just how priceless they are; in Jesus’ name, Amen.