One thing I ask from the Lord,

    this only do I seek:

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord

    all the days of my life,

to gaze on the beauty of the Lord

    and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4

Some of us, whether through practice or temperament, may find it easy to be in Jesus’ presence. Others might struggle. Being present with Jesus and listening for his voice, especially when we have the opportunity to be distracted by so many things, takes practice. Here are some suggestions for being present with the Lord. Try one today.

  • Picture yourself sitting at the feet of Jesus, like Mary did. What is he saying to you?
  • Meditate on Scripture. Psalm 27 is a good starting point.
  • As much as possible, get rid of distractions- including your phone. Seek out silence and solitude, even if it’s only for 30 minutes.
  • If you are someone who finds it difficult to spend consistent time with God and enter into his presence, it’s worth asking yourself why- and asking the Holy Spirit to reveal to you why this might be. Is it because you’re busy? Is it because you don’t know what to do? Are you afraid he doesn’t want you there until you change something about yourself? Challenge yourself to process through this struggle.

By Jessica Rust

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