Do you feel the presence of God? You can!

One day, all alone in my house, I cried out, "God, I need to feel Your presence. I need help!" I was standing in front of the kitchen sink with tears streaming down my face because I had recently lost my husband, and it was all I could do to keep the house standing up around me. Everything mechanical was breaking down, as if to say, "You just can't function alone in this house, and your husband's not here to help you."

With tears flowing, I surrendered my fearful outlook and cried, "I will listen for Your voice, God, and follow Your direction, even if it means selling my home and moving. And, God, if the message is to stay where I am, I will trust Your care, I promise." I knew that, in reality, nothing can keep anyone from feeling the presence of God, anywhere. In truth, there is no other presence. But, as in this case, it can sometimes seem difficult to recognize that our Father-Mother God is, and has always been, with us to comfort, encourage, and heal.

How can we all feel this presence of God more? By acknowledging that we are the child of God, united with this divine presence; by knowing that each day we can prove that we're in this holy presence by expressing such spiritual qualities as compassion, beauty, peace, and bliss. This wonderful oneness with our creator can also be felt in joy and gratitude for the way God cherishes and enfolds each of us as His precious ideas.

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