Our experience of the presence of God is our entire experience, including all internal and external senses and our awareness of experiencing.

We can't say that some subset of our experience is the presence of God.

Some aspect of our experience may come to symbolize or represent or indicate the presence of God to a person, but that's an agreed 'codeword' between God and that person: "When I feel ___ then I know You are here & open for business." God is always here and open for business; there's no 'absence of God' to contrast with that... 

We might know that very well, yet there are times when we're more cognizant of it, more open to responding to God and expecting responses.

It might take an exceptional sort of person to be always aware of God's presence. We aren't under any obligation to be such a person (desirable as it might be, for such a person.)

But as ordinary people we have a right and a need and a continuing opportunity to address God inwardly and/or outwardly, and to trust we are heard and will receive the best appropriate response, when we're ready.

Views: 99

Comment

You need to be a member of QuakerQuaker to add comments!

Join QuakerQuaker

Support Us

Did you know that QuakerQuaker is 100% reader supported? If you think this kind of outreach and conversation is important, please support it with a monthly subscription or one-time gift.


You can also make a one-time donation.

Latest Activity

Patricia Dorland updated their profile
1st day (Sun)
Keith Saylor posted a blog post

Comfort in Turmoil

The experience of the self-sustaining eternal life of God immanently established in the…See More
6th day (Fri)
William F Rushby posted a discussion

A Time of Spiritual and Social Ferment

We are living in a time of profound spiritual and social ferment.  Many people have realized their…See More
3rd month 30
William F Rushby left a comment for Renee Ellerton
"Lillian   United at last With loved ones dear In God’s timeless Ethereal…"
3rd month 27
William F Rushby replied to Renee Ellerton's discussion 'Short pieces of writing and poems that express your Christian faith and experience' in the group Christianity
"Upon awakening on March 28, 1995, I was aware of not having slept restfully due to concerns and…"
3rd month 27
William F Rushby replied to Renee Ellerton's discussion 'Short pieces of writing and poems that express your Christian faith and experience' in the group Christianity
"The Butterfly   Did you see    That butterfly? It landed right    Before…"
3rd month 27
Irene Lape liked Renee Ellerton's discussion Short pieces of writing and poems that express your Christian faith and experience
3rd month 22
William F Rushby replied to Renee Ellerton's discussion 'Short pieces of writing and poems that express your Christian faith and experience' in the group Christianity
"Renee: Your simple request is already a good witness!"
3rd month 21

© 2020   Created by QuakerQuaker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service