in His Presence
Wade E Taylor
"I love them that love Me; and those who seek
Me early shall find me ... that I may cause
those who love Me to inherit substance; and
I will fill their treasures.” Prov 8:17,21.
The true seeking of God is a continuous seeking. It has to
do with the poise of our spirit being lifted towards the Lord.
"And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who
had understanding in the visions of God; and as
long as he sought the Lord, God made him to
prosper." II Chron 26:5.
The Lord is not looking for those who know about Him, but
rather interpreters of God. We can only interpret God as we
personally know Him. We can only come to know Him, by spending
time with Him in His Presence. We cannot develop our ability
to hear from the Lord unless we first learn to wait upon the
This waiting upon the Lord must be experienced in times set
apart, in which we are alone with the Lord, and also it must
be cultivated and practiced within our daily life experiences.
There are two aspects to waiting on the Lord.
The first has to do with our withdrawal from all activity,
and entering into a consciousness of His Presence.
The second is, "Do all things as unto the glory of God
The second one cannot be done without the first. It is possible
for us to be shut in with the Lord, in the midst of activity.
This will take time as it does not come easily, or at once.
It must be started by our waiting on the Lord during specific
times, which are set aside for that purpose. Then we carry
His Presence out with us to abide with us in all the things
that we do.
The first step to beginning a true seeking of God is for
us to determine to set aside time to wait on the Lord. Next,
we must make room by setting aside a time and a place.
Then we can begin to wait upon the Lord. We should not fight
any thoughts that appear. As air in a glass, they cannot be
pulled out. Rather, something else must be put in to replace
them, or better, to displace them.
The Word of God will help us to do this. Note Jeremiah 23:24,
"Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall
not see him, saith the Lord? Do not I fill heaven
We can assure ourselves with the fact that the Lord is present.
This is a tremendous truth and will greatly help us, once
it really gets hold of us. Our making use of the fact of His
Presence, as we wait on the Lord, is like recharging a battery.
it is a renewing process, a joining of our spirit with the
Lord through faith. It will grow gradually and become our
As our mind is renewed by waiting on the Lord, it is brought
closer to His mind.
"But we have the mind of Christ." I Cor 2:16.
"And be not conformed to this world: but be
ye transformed by the renewing of your
mind ..." Romans 12:2.
This is worked into our lives as we spend time in His presence,
waiting upon the Lord.
The only way to enter this relationship of His abiding presence
is to begin waiting upon the Lord on a regular basis, with
a determination to not stop, until we have met with and supped
Then our waiting in His presence will become a joy.