When mankind first walked the earth, they was with God. They were able to walk with him in the garden. They were able to talk with him directly one on one. Then mankind sinned and saw and heard less and less from him. Yet God was still with mankind. When they needed him most, those appointed by God can hear and talk to him. They was in his presence.
Remember Moses? He ran away from Egypt, got a new life and hid himself away from Egypt. But God was with him. He was in the presence of God. God appeared to him in the form of a burning bush. There Moses was able to have a conversation with God.
Remember Jonah? He too tried to run away from God's will but was swallowed up by a whale. He too heard from God.
Remember Job, Samuel, and all the prophets from the Old Testaments? They all too had some form of being in God's presence. The time in God's presence became less and less through time. It wasn't because of God but because of us, because of our sins. We became an unholy people, a sinful people longing for the world.
Then came along Jesus. Those who knew and talked to Jesus, knows God. So how can we be in God's presence? Simple. We believe in Jesus Christ because he is the son of God. Live not according to the world we live in but be separate from the world and live according through Jesus's teachings. We can be in his presence when the times come but until then, the Holy Spirit is more than enough.
Today's devotion comes from:
Jesus answered, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No comes to the Father except through me."
Yexus hais rau nws tias, "Kuv yog txojkev ntawd, yog qhov tseeb thiab yog txojsia. Tsis muaj leejtwg mus cuag tau leej Txiv tsuas yog mus ntawm kuv mus xwb."