One moment in God's presence can change everything! Here are three practical keys that I've discovered on my own personal encounter journey. Each one has helped me access God's presence and more of the supernatural. It's time to deepen your own encounter experiences and grow intimacy during your times with God.
Key #1 - Discernment
Philippians 1:9-10 - And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ
To encounter God's presence requires discernment. We must be able to discern between pure and impure, truth and lies. Jesus, the Word of God, and Holy Spirit, our Counselor and Guide, lead us into all truth and give us the knowledge and ability to discern good from evil. Will you partner with the Word of God and the Spirit of God to encounter Him and to become an encounter for others?
Key #2 - Imagination
Ephesians 3:20-21 - Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
To encounter God's presence requires using our imagination. We must belive that His power is at work within us as we "ask and imagine". We must trust that we have been given the mind of Christ. Will you allow Him to encounter you with His power and love through your imagination?
Key #3 - Trust
Jeremiah 17:7-8 - But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
To encounter God's presence requires trust. We must have confidence that God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit want to spend time with us. As we trust we become rooted like the tree planted by the stream and our trust leads to blessing. Will you choose to send your roots into the stream of His presence and be nourished for producing Kingdom fruit?
My prayer for you
I'm declaring that as you utilize these keys, God will encounter you in ways that are specific for you...your desires, wants, and needs. I want to encourage, inspire, activate, equip, and empower you to be the best YOU!
Discover more about encountering God in my book... Encounter Jesus: Cultivating Awareness and Intimacy - A Practical Guide