“I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence If I go up to heaven you are there; if I go down to the grave you are there.”
So many times when we think about experiencing the presence of God, or being close to Him, or even getting an answer to prayer, it is so easy to build it up in our minds as something that is far away. Something that requires work and effort and somehow making God ‘notice’ us. But fortunately, the truth is so much more simple. He’s literally everywhere! We can’t even escape Him!
During this time of prayer and fasting, we’ve chosen parts of our lives to set aside so that we can focus on him more. In my life, I’m praying that new habits are formed and what is a fast today becomes a hunger when we’re done. A hunger for more of His presence. A hunger to hear more of His voice. My prayer is that we all discover more of Him during these 21 days and that it launches us into a new level of living.
Psalm 84:11 says that “the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.”
This tells me that your answer is here. Your cries are heard. Your pain is felt. And your joy is near. Lean into him during this time. Then let his presence propel you into a new level of faith and living in Him!
– Jen Matthews