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Pastorpreneur and Creative Risk Taker for the Kingdom of God


  1. His presence brings joy

“You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the

pleasures of living with you forever.” (Psalm 16:11, NLT)

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” (John 15:11)

God is not a God of killjoy.  He is the one that wants us to have real and lasting joy.

        2. His presence brings peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)

       3. His presence brings affirmation

I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.(Isaiah 41:9)

God’s acceptance of us brings us the only “stamp of approval” we ever need.

       4. His presence brings guidance

“The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you”. (Psalm 32:8, NLT)

       5. His presence brings strength 

“The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.”(Exodus 15:2)

Each one of these promises has a way of challenging our existing thoughts about God.  So, if you are even close to being open to experiencing God, given these five promises, what can you expect?  Does God really want to be known?  Can we be in His presence?


President of Jessup University (, speaker and author of books on leadership and transformation

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