Day 1: The Presence of God in All We Do

Here at River Valley Church, we believe there are important values to incorporate into our daily lives as people who are following after Jesus. Our values should guide every conversation we have, every decision we make and every interaction we have inside and outside our church. Over the next 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, we will have a chance to pray about and focus on each of the seven values. Today’s value I want us to focus on the is “The Presence of God in All We Do.”

As followers of Jesus and as a Church, this is the first and foremost important value in how we think and act in every area of our lives. When we experience the presence of God, He will do things in our lives that can happen in no other way.

The Bible is bursting with emphasis on the Presence of God. A key passage in the book of Exodus gives us a great foundation.

Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” (Exodus 33:15-16)

The presence of God is foundational to who we are as Christ Followers. It is what sets us apart in the world, what gives us the everlasting hope others notice, and what graces us to carry the good news of who Jesus is throughout all the world.

The great Christian thinker AW Tozer said it well: “If we co-operate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.”

As you continue to lean in the next few weeks, my prayer for us as a Church is to be more intentional in seeking the Presence of God in everything we do, to be the radiant reflection of who God is to others.

Prayer points:

  • Pray for more of God’s presence in our personal lives.
  • Pray for more of God’s presence in how we interact with others.
  • Pray for more of God’s presence in the life of our Church.

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