encounter - encountering god by pursuing his presence
January 16, 2022 | Mike Ware
No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, this series will help you learn how to dive deeper into God’s Word, worship with all your heart, pray, fast, see Him in all that you do, be made new, and ultimately ENCOUNTER God on a whole new level.
Encountering God By Pursuing His Presence
Psalm 100:4 (NKJV) Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
Proverbs 8:34-35 (NKJV) Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the Lord.
Psalm 84:10 (NKJV) For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
1 Chronicles 13:14 (NKJV) The ark of God remained with the family of Oded-Edom in his house three months. And the Lord blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that he had.
THREE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO HAVE AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD
#1. GET DRESSED FOR THE JOB
Colossians 3:8-10 (NKJV) But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds 10 and put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to Him who created him.
Colossians 3:12-13 (NKJV) Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering; 13 bearing with one another and forgive one another, if anyone has a complaint against another, ever as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
Fire doesn’t fall on empty altars – there has to be a sacrifice.
2. SHOW YOUR HUNGER
You always pursue what you are hungry for.
#3. BE BROKEN
The opening of heaven depends on the breaking of the deep.