Seriously, it is.  If you are sitting there thinking, “what exactly is His presence anyway?” your not alone.  It is a little hard to put your finger on it, until you experience it and then you KNOW what it is and you can’t get enough!  We experienced this recently and we are undone.  But just a few weeks ago I wouldnt have been able to really say much about “the presence” if you asked me.  Im not sure why that is though because it is ALL over scripture.  Now every time I open the Bible the word and the idea of His Presence jumps off the page!

Like Joshua not wanting to leave the presence of God in the tabernacle…

Like Moses talking face to face with the Lord in His presence…

Like David setting up 24/7 worship because he was so addicted to the Presence…

Like the early church getting literally blown off their feet at Pentecost by the Presence and then changing the world…

It’s everywhere in there.  The cool thing about being in the presence of God, feeling the awe, being overcome by His great love, doesn’t create a bunch of supernatural thrill seekers.  It doesn’t.  Sure there are people like that out there but that is not what the Presence produces.  It produces people who are hungry for the Word, people who are hungry for the fellowship of believers, hungry for worship, hungry for MORE.

And that’s where we are at.  The Lord has put a cool thing together that happens to meet in our home.  We call it the “un-named thing.”  It’s kind of a funny name but it came about because we didnt want to label it, we just wanted Jesus to do whatever He wanted.  We didn’t want some title to limit what people thought could or should happen.  And so every friday night we come together and fellowship, share some good food and really good coffee and then we seek His presence.  We break open the Word and let His truth soak in.  We insist that no one leaves who needs prayer.  So we pray for people and we see them healed of all kinds of things, physical, emotional, relational.  And when it’s over we lay down on Friday nights (most of the time it is early morning by the time we get there) and are just amazed at our God, at His insanely huge love for us, at His addictive Presence!!!

Not sure if you have experienced the presence of God?  We at Journey International challenge you to ask Him for it.  And then see what happens in your life, in your times with Him.  Here is a song that has been in our head for weeks now about His presence and it is such a wonderful prayer to sing.

Be blessed, hunger for more.  And if you are in our area on a Friday night you are welcome to come and hunger with us!