The Presence of God

Today I will like to share with you, something I learnt about the presence of God.

Am sure we are familiar with the story of Cain and Abel. After they offered offerings to God, God accepted Abel’s and rejected Cain’s. This was because God knew and saw their hearts. Abel gifted God the fat portions of his first born while Cain just brought some.

Genesis: 4. 3. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. 4. And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering.

After Cain killed his brother, God confronted him about it and cursed him.

Genesis: 4. 11. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12. When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.” 13. Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear.

Cain still complained about his punishment and God being faithful gave him a mark to save him. Now where I am going to is this! In verse 16, bible tells us that Cain went out of the presence of God.

Genesis: 4. 16. So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

The consequence of his departure was seen in Genesis: 5. 3.

When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. 4. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.

If you read down, it continued with the lineage of Seth. Cain and Abel were cut off the history of the bible. Lessons: No matter our sins or shortcomings let us never depart from the presence of God. Even when we backslide we should never get to the point where we cut God out or leave his presence. The presence of God is not in the feeling of goosebumps neither is it restricted to a particular place. The presence of God is in our relationship with God. It is always there as long as we maintain that relationship with him. He is the light source we are the plug. We will always get the electricity of his presence as long as the plug is plugged into to the socket. Prayer: Father thank you for sending your Holy spirit to us. Thank you for your presence in our lives. Thank you also for this word you gave us today. Help us to caution ourselves and remain steadfast in love with you. Help us not to wander away from your presence. But even if we do, help is to find our way back quickly. In Jesus name- Amen.

PS: Stay tuned for more and please feel free to drop your questions, contributions and prayer points in the comment. #Charmant

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