Know God Week2

8-12-15

 

GETTING TO KNOW GOD
CAN I REALLY KNOW HIM?
CAN I PERSONALLY KNOW HIM?

Where could I go to escape from you? Where could I get away from your presence? If I went up to heaven, you would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there. If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west, you would be there to lead me, you would be there to help me Psalms 139:7-10 (GNB)

“I am a God who is everywhere and not in one place only. No one can hide where I cannot see him. Do you not know that I am everywhere in heaven and on earth? Jeremiah 23:23-24 (GNB)

“His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and exist Acts 17:27-28a (NLT)

HOW CAN GOD’S PRESENCE BENEFIT MY LIFE?

1) WHEN I AM LONELY GOD IS MY COMPANION
Turn to me, God, and have mercy on me because I’m alone and suffering. Psalms
25:16 (CEB)

…God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5b (NIV)

…In Your presence is fullness of joy; Psalms 16:11b (NKJV)

I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18 (NKJV)

2) WHEN I AM WORRIED GOD IS MY CONFIDENCE
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)

I am always aware of the Lord 's presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me. And so I am thankful and glad, and I feel completely secure, Psalms 16:8-9 (GNB)

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 (NIV)

I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers Romans 8:38 (CEB)

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; Psalm 23:4a (ESV)

3) WHEN I AM TEMPTED GOD IS MY COUNSELOR
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)

could ask the darkness to hide me or the light round me to turn into night, but even darkness is not dark for you, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are the same to you. Psalms 139:11-12 (GNB)

But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. Matthew 12:36 (NIV)

4) WHEN I AM DISCOURAGED GOD IS MY COMFORTER  
The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope.
Psalms 34:18 (GNB)

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalms 34:18 (NLT)

I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. John 14:16 (GNB)

The Lord saved me from death; he stopped my tears and kept me from defeat. And so I walk in the presence of the Lord in the world of the living. I kept on believing, even when I said, “I am completely crushed,” even when I was afraid and said, “No one can be trusted.” Psalms 116:8-11 (GNB)

HOW CAN I TUNE INTO GOD’S PRESENCE?

INVITE JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE
Look! I’m standing at the door and knocking. If any hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to be with them, Revelation 3:20a (CEB)

GET QUITE
“Be still, and know that I am God! …
Psalms 46:10a (NLT)

TALK TO HIM ABOUT EVERYTHING
Pray without ceasing,
I Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV)

DEVELOP THE HABITS OF PRAISE
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Psalms
100:2 (NKJV)

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalms 100:4 (NKJV)

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