Drifting from the Place of His Presence (3 of 7) by Frank Damazio
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Series: God's Empowering Presence
Pastor Frank Damazio
Abraham had drifted from his place, gone down to Egypt but he then returns to the place where he had built an altar before. There he knows the place, the place of presence, voice, strength.
Place: A special spiritual location with purpose and function, connecting, communing, receiving.
• Andrew Murray: "The principle of complete dependence on the unseen God, and the holy habit of claiming His presence with us each moment of the day-this is the secret of a life of true godliness."
• Let us search and try our ways and turn again to the Lord
Let us lift up our hearts with our hands
Lift our hearts with our hands, Lift our hearts with our hands
Unto God in the heavens and turn again to the Lord
INTRODUCTION: Have you ever found a place you really, really enjoyed? Maybe it is a special coffee place, a vacation house, a camping spot, a certain friends home or a special place where you have not been able to go often but you find yourself lonely for that place? You spend your day dreaming about it; it is a place you need to return to. When you go, there is a sweeping of emotions and memories. That place has meaning to you. There is a place God desires you to return to, your secret place, your special place where God has spoken to you, forgiven you. A returning could be the best moment of your life.
It was said of Praying (John) Hyde: "He talked with Christ as with a friend, spending hours with Him. His inmost being was made radiant by Christ's abiding presence, and wherever he went Christ was revealed."
I. DRIFTING OR DEPARTING FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD
Jer 2:13 My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns - broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Gen 3:8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife ...
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