Worship 3 – key to the presence of God

The aim of this devotional study is to reflect on and practice the presence of God.

Scripture

Psalms 22:1-3

1  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? 2  O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. 3  Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.

Observations

  1. In your own words describe the emotional state of the Psalmist at the beginning of this Psalm.
  2. Record the thought flow of the Psalmist through these three verses.
  3. What truth does the author want to convey about God’s relationship with mankind in the third verse?
  4. What does this Psalm teach us about the key to experiencing God’s presence?

Application and Prayer

Psalms 100:4  “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!”

Shut down everything that distracts; even close your eyes if you need to.  Start thanking God for all the good things in your life, and for all the times He has intervened in your life in the past – be specific.  Then praise God for his great works, for his power and his character.  Devote the rest of your quite time to keep on praising God – even recall his Names by which he has revealed himself. Enjoy your time with God.  (Record what God reveals to you and respond as His Spirit leads).

 

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