The Lord recently spoke to me very clearly ,"There is a presence you long for so there is a praise you must have." We must be presence driven in all we do. As Moses said to the Lord in Exodus 33:15, "I do not want to go where your presence does not go with me."
I do not want to do anything or go anywhere the presence of the Lord does not go before me to sustain me, to carry me and surround me for His glory. As I thought on this I penned the following words as they flowed in His anointing. May they speak and bless you with His presence.
"Lord, I must have your presence. It is more to me than this life I live
As the song goes Lord, I need Your presence more than the air I breathe,
More than the song I sing, much more than anything."
Lord, I want your presence with me every moment of everyday.
I want it to be the fragrance I wear; an aroma of your peace.
Let your presence be the atmosphere created around me at all times.
May Your presence be the clothing of my spirit, because I put you on
May Your presence be the strength of my spirit, because I practice it.
I cannot afford to take it lightly or neglect it or take it for granted.
I cannot afford not to seek it like a precious treasure of all time.
I cannot settle for Your gifts without Your presence.
I cannot settle for Your ministry power without Your presence.
I cannot settle to serve You but without Your real presence.
I cannot feel your presence with my emotions; I sense your presence with my spirit senses. But I can feel your power when it comes through your real presence. Therefore I must learn to be aware of my spirit.
When my spirit is fully alive, mature and well I sense your presence.
When you Holy Spirit quicken my spirit I can sense presence and feel power.
My spirit must become strong, mature, and 100% surrendered to Holy Spirit.
(My spirit must have steady diet of His living word; run the race for truth with single focus and submissive heart, pray constantly the prayers of faith, give praise, thanksgiving, worship always, at all times, in all things.)
Holy Spirit's presence is the breathe (O2) my spirit breaths.
The voice of God (word) is the food of my spirit.
The life of the flesh is in the blood, but the life of my spirit is in the indwelling power of Holy Spirit.
The praise from my heart connects my spirit soul, and body to Holy Spirit.
My praise draws the complete Godhead to me.
My praise keeps my atmosphere in the Kingdom of God.
My praise hinders and defeats the enemy.
My praise brings His presence upon whatever He tells me to do. SELAH
My praise is relationship at it's highest in that it is my affections of faith toward Him. Kiss the Son. It is my access to where He is and draws Him to me. It causes me to go into the heart of worship as I make Him the total object of my worship. I am changed into His likeness, as He becomes the greatest love in my life. I will become like the one I love the most and I will worship the one I love the most therefore when I worship Him with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength I become like him. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Zion is calling me to a higher place of praise. It becomes my highest praise when all I am responds to who you are; it becomes my highest praise, just to know you.
We must be well diggers, like Isaac in Genesis 26:19 who dug again the wells of springing (unfailing) water, of His father Abraham for the enemy had stopped them up. We need to go deep unto deep to the well Holy Spirit is in us and drink of the water of life in Christ. This water revives, refreshes, restores and heals our whole being.
Dig deeper into the wells within us to release the violent praise of destiny and to release the warfare praise of victory. We must learn warfare praise to bind the enemy with fetters and chains, to execute judgment and vengeance. (Psalm 149).
We need to come to the Rock and break our vessels on the Rock and let our depths be poured out again to release a fountain flowing deep and wide to all around. This quenches all other thirsts and destroys the distractions and old debris that have always stopped us up. Our current distractions are cares of life, and our old debris are mostly our old habits and thinking patterns that God did not give us.
We need a praise that is as natural to us as the clothes we wear and as the breath we breathe. We practice being in His praise and therefore sensing His presence as we do eating, dressing, and breathing. It comes out of us easy, automatic, and constant. It is the word on our lips in at all times and in all things. It is the beat of our hearts that God smells as sweet incense that draws Him so us. It is our life to be praise on the earth. We are called to be a people of praise unto our God. (I Peter 2:9; Romans13:14)
We need throne room praise: (Revelation 4,5)
It will have one object: He is our praise. (Dueternomy 10:21) He is exalted. It will be effective for it brings Him to us and lift us to Him. (Psalm 22:3) It transforms us. (2 Corinthians 3:18) It provides what we need. It will be pure as we live and move and have our very being in Him. (Acts 17:28) It takes us up to a higher place where we fall down before Him and lay all our crowns at His feet, which in this life enables us to stand in victory, freedom, and destiny.
See Scriptures below:
vs 13-14 – Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst-not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life." – Message
vs 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. – King James Version
vs 14 But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life. – Amplified
vs 38 – He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers – Amplified
vs 38 – Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him ."of living water. – New International Version (Note – The King James Version says "fountain of living waters")
vs 37-39 – On the final and climactic day of the Feast, Jesus took his stand. He cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says." (He said this in regard to the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were about to receive. The Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.) – Message
vs 1 – Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints.
vs 2 – Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
vs 3 – Let them praise His name with the dance;
Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
vs 4 – For the LORD takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
vs 5 – Let the saints be joyful in glory;
Let them sing aloud on their beds.
vs 6 – Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
vs 7 – To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;
vs 8 – To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
vs 9 – To execute on them the written judgment-
This honor have all His saints.
Praise the LORD!