Jun 12, 2024

We need to develop a constant consciousness of God’s presence within us, if we are to attract and enjoy the help of God.

Exodus 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:

God told Moses and the children of Israel; “My Presence will go before you, to lead and guide you day and night.”

Along the way, the Israelites disobeyed God and He declared a judgement on them; that none from that evil generation would enter the promised land. When Moses told these words to the children of Israel, they rose to go and fight but they were defeated because God was not among them. (Numbers 14:39-42)

John 15:5 “I am the vine, you [are] the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

Everything we do outside God amounts to nothing. He is everything we want Him to be in every moment of need.

He is a healer where there is a need for healing, a provider where there is a need for provision and wisdom where there is a need for wisdom. However, we must live in constant awareness of who God is and His presence in our lives, to draw of Him. This calls for a lifestyle of humility, brokenness and contrition of spirit.

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.

There is something about brokenness, humility and contrition that God can never overlook.

When Ahab’s death was pronounced, he was broken enough to humble himself by fasting and in so doing, he attracted the attention of heaven and God postponed his judgement. (1 Kings 21:27-29)

This is a call for each one of us to draw nearer to God in all humility because this is what prompts God to unveil Himself to us. The closer we are to God, the more broken we become, which is what attracts heavenly help.

Jesus demonstrated this to us by being able to draw a hundred per cent of heavenly help because He lived in a state of knowing and acknowledging that He could do nothing on His own. (John 5:19)

Have you arrived at this place where you are only governed by His instructions?

I pray that God will help each one of us to embrace this call and live a life that honours Him with a constant consciousness of His presence.