Our life is full of brokenness - broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives.— Henri Nouwen
Skyrocket Presence Of God quotations
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in.
If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out.
Spirituality is natural goodness. God is not a person; God is a presence personified in us. Spirituality is not a thing; it is the atmosphere of God's Presence, goodness, truth, and beauty.
Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.
Allow the light and the healing presence of Christ to shine brightly through your lives. In that way, all those who come in contact with you will discover the loving kindness of God.
The most holy and necessary practice in our spiritual life is the presence of God. That means finding constant pleasure in His divine company, speaking humbly and lovingly with him in all seasons, at every moment, without limiting the conversation in any way.
The healthy Christian is not necessarily the extrovert, ebullient Christian, but the Christian who has a sense of God's presence stamped deep on his soul, who trembles at God's word, who lets it dwell in him richly by constant meditation upon it, and who tests and reforms his life daily in response to it.
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
Salvation is not just something God gives you that is going to bless you after you die, it is having the presence of the lord now.
Here, before God, in the presence of these witnesses, from this time, I consecrate my life to the destruction of slavery!
We rarely think of the air we breathe, yet it is in us and around us all the time. In similar fashion, the presence of God penetrates us, is all around us, is always embracing us.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
You don't know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, 'Lord, I don't know how to pray!' you can be sure you have already begun.
The first thing about the angels that we ought to imitate, is their consciousness of the Presence of God.
You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.
We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.
Never let the presence of a storm cause you to doubt the presence of God.
The prayer of the feeblest saint who lives in the Spirit and keeps right with God is a terror to Satan. The very powers of darkness are paralyzed by prayer; no spiritualistic seance can succeed in the presence of a humble praying saint. No wonder Satan tries to keep our minds fussy in active work till we cannot think in prayer.
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
Visitation of God's presence is a byproduct of worship.
However, we don't worship in order to gain His presence. He is worthy to be worshipped whether or not He chooses to show up.
I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene….
No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus.
The best remedy for dryness of spirit, is to picture ourselves as beggars in the presence of God and the Saints, and like a beggar, to go first to one saint, then to another, to ask a spiritual alms of them with the same earnestness as a poor fellow in the streets would ask an alms of us.
What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked god for yesterday.
If you have God's presence, you have favor.
One minute of God's presence can accomplish more than 20 years of your striving.
Retire from the world each day to some private spot.
Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God's presence envelops you. Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them. Listen for the inward voice till you learn to recognize it.
Each day is a step we make towards eternity and we shall continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God.
David didn't need to know Goliath's strength because he already knew God's.
Man is always seeking a power, a power to overcome something or destroy something; and therefore he is not living in the awareness of God, because in the realization of the presence of God there is no need to overcome, to destroy, or to do anything.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Even on the cross He did not hide Himself from sight;
rather, He made all creation witness to the presence of its Maker.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
Don't come into the presence of God to impress Him with something He gave you!
There is a practice that is most powerful in keeping us united with God.
That practice is the constant recollection of His presence.
Prayer is the window that God has placed in the walls of our world.
Leave it shut and the world is a cold, dark house. But throw back the curtains and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Open the window of prayer and invoke the presence of God in your world.
Life is ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
I have a certainty about eternity that is a wonderful thing, and I thank God for giving me that certainty. I do not fear death. I may fear a little bit about the process, but not death itself, because I think the moment that my spirit leaves this body, I will be in the presence of the Lord.
God maintains a delicate balance between keeping his existence sufficiently evident so people will know he's there and yet hiding his presence enough so that people who want to choose to ignore him can do it. This way, their choice of destiny is really free.
Peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God.
God gives every bird a worm, but does not throw it into the nest.
My God, since you are with me and since, by Your will, I must occupy myself with external things, please grant me the grace to remain with You, in Your presence. Work with me, so that my work might be the very best. Receive as an offering of love both my work and all my affections.
We must first peer into the darkness, feel strangled and entombed in the hopelessness of living without God, before we are ready to feel the presence of His living light.
Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything.
Unless in the first waking moment of the day you learn to fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day; but swing the door wide open and pray to your Father in secret, and every public thing will be stamped with the presence of God.
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God.
The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.
The goal of faith isn't to take away your fears but to leverage those fears to create bolder belief. Faith leads you past your fears and reassures you of God's presence. And after a while, you begin to trust that God is going to lift you above the waves this time just like he did last time.