THEME FOR THE MONTH: His Divine Presence
TODAY’S TOPIC: Accessing His Presence (2)
KEY TEXT: Gen. 39:1-23
KEY VERSE: Gen. 39:2a
“And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man”
Accepting God and Loving Him are two sure steps to access His Divine Presence. However, we have not completed the lists of things we must do or steps we must take. Today, we look at two other points: Guarding your Heart and Chasing after God. These two things will not only grant you access to the Presence of God, but will also sustain your presence before God.
3. GUARD YOUR HEART
In the book of Proverbs (4:23), Scriptures say that the issues of one’s life flow from the heart. This how you keep your sacredness before God. God is no respecter of persons. Your holiness matters more to Him than your many years of Christian service.
You must be very careful not to ruin your faith. Read Mark 14:38. You must watch out against sinful friends, demonic thoughts, lustful desires and selfish interests. The grace is released, but this watching is done by you alone. You must be very deliberate about your Christian life.
Read also: Deut. 4:9; Mark 7:21-23.
4. CHASE AFTER GOD
People who really enjoy the fully of God are those who truly chase after Him. If God becomes your desire every day and night, then you will be His friend/partner every now and then. These people, who have God in front of them always, are known as GOD-CHASERS! In 1Tim. 6:11, Paul told Timothy the things after which he must follow. In Prov. 18:17, God was clear when He spoke, “…those that seek me early shall find me”. David cried out to God, “I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land” (Ps. 143:6).
Read also: Ps. 63:1-2; Ps. 42:1-2.
Everyone should come next Sunday with their I.E notebook.
1. Thank God for His word
2. Thank God sincerely for the privilege of His Presence
3. Confess any known and unknown sin to God now. Ask Him to forgive you and show you His mercy
4. Ask for grace to access and remain in God’s presence always
5. Pray as led for all schooling Codites
6. Bless your week
GOD BLESS YOU!!!