A Transforming Presence
Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle
The presence of God transforms your life. At the mount of transfiguration, Peter, James and John experienced the glory of God’s presence so much that Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here” (Matthew 17:4). The presence was so overwhelming and fulfilling that they didn’t want to leave. That experience transformed Peter’s life forever. In fact, he referred to it many years later, in his Epistle (2 Peter 1:16-18).
The Bible says, “The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth” (Psalm 97:5). When you experience the glory of the Lord’s presence, His power becomes more real to you and all your problems melt and fade away. It dawns on your spirit that God is truly bigger than your adversaries. The Psalmist described it as “the dew of Hermon” (Psalm 133:3); thus in the presence of the Lord, your life is condensed with His blessings; you’re divinely rejuvenated.
No wonder the Bible says times of refreshing come from the presence of the Lord (Acts 3:19). Today, in the New Testament, we dwell in God’s presence; He lives in us, and we live in Him. In Him we live, and move, and have our being; we’re one with Him. Therefore we constantly experience the times of refreshing and glory that His presence brings. How blessed we are!
In His presence, where we dwell, we find answers and solutions to every problem. In His presence, you see a new picture of yourself—you’re transfigured and catapulted such that you don’t see limitations or impossibilities. In His presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forever more (Psalm 16:11); your life ought to be one of praise and glory every day because you dwell in the secret place of the Most High. You carry in you, and with you, His transforming presence.
I thank you for your love, grace, and glorious blessings, and the divine transformation that I experience today as I fellowship with you through your Word and the Holy Spirit,
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Psalm 16:11; Luke 9:28-33
1 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 21:1-32; Exodus 18-19
2 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 11:1-10; Genesis 30