A man was totally afraid to fly. His friend was trying to console him, “Don’t you know that Jesus said, ‘I will be with you to the end of the world?’” “Yeah, but He also said, ‘LOW, I will be with you,’ not HIGH I will be with you!”
Tune into the station
While we may laugh at such a story, the promise of God being present with us is no laughing matter. There are many misconceptions of what constitutes God’s presence. Ask yourself, “When am I most aware of the presence of God?” Everyone’s answers will vary, and yet none of them will be wrong.
Some may think they need more “information” about God to be closer to Him. While knowledge of God is a wonderful thing, what will bring us closer to Him is being more aware of His presence.
Have you ever thought about that fact that radio signals project whether or not anyone tunes in? In a much greater sense, God is with you right now. He knows what you’re doing, even when you don’t pay attention. Tune into the very real presence that’s already there. God isn’t present only when you feel him most; he’s present all the time and in every place.
“Mountains melt like wax in the presence of the Lord” (Psalms 97:5)
If the mountains melt like wax in God’s presence, there’s a good chance that we are going to experience some type of affect in God’s presence. Almost a century and a half ago, the great evangelist Charles Finney described it this way…
“The Holy Ghost descended on me in a manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul. I could feel the impression, like a wave of electricity, going through and through me. Indeed it seemed to come in waves and waves of liquid love; for I could not express it in any other way. It seemed like the very breath of God. I can recollect distinctly that it seemed to fan me, like immense wings. No words can express the wonderful love that was shed abroad in my heart. I wept aloud with joy and love; and I do not know but I should say, I literally bellowed out the unutterable gushings of my heart. The waves came over me, and over me, one after the other, until I recollect I cried out, “I shall die if these waves continue to pass over me.” I said, “Lord, I cannot bear any more;” yet I had no fear of death.”
This type of experience from God’s presence is still available. It will change everything! It will cause the weapons of Satan’s attack to lose their power. It will also cause the hard hearts to soften.It will bring healing to people’s lives. And most importantly it will open the door for God to come and do what only He can do.