Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalm 89:20 (KJV); I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
David is one of the personalities in the scriptures that has greatly influenced my understanding of the anointing.
In deliberately studying his life, I understood what it means to fall in love with the presence of God.
From the scriptures, we see so many verses that are a reflection of the kind of life he lived. He made statements like, “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4 (KJV).
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV).
He said, “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” Psalm 84:10 (NIV).
All these scriptures point to one thing, he knew how to enjoy the presence of God.
There are people who are praying to God and seeking His face but there is toil in their seeking. Prayer is a burden to them that they must be done with before they can move on to the next delightful thing.
Until you learn to love the presence, you can never serve in the presence.
God must teach you to love His presence. It is possible to be so lost in His presence that you lose track of time. It is possible to live a life where your moments in the presence of God are what you look forward to above all else. It is possible to seek God past the requirement of duty. Prayer can become a love affair and God is calling you to this reality.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 27:4, Psalm 84:10.
GOLDEN NUGGET: Until you learn to love the presence, you can never serve in the presence. Prayer can become a love affair and God is calling you to this reality.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. Thank You for Your open invitation into Your presence. It is love that draws me there and love that keeps me there. I am launching deeper into You because my moments with You are above duty but overflow out of the love relationship we share. In Jesus’ name, Amen.