Practicing Presence with God

51wD56vwVtL“That practice which is alike the most holy, the most general, and the most needful in the spiritual life is the practice of the Presence of GOD. It is the schooling of the soul to find its joy in His Divine Companionship, holding with Him at all times and at every moment humble and loving converse, without set rule or stated method, in all time of our temptation and tribulation, in all time of our dryness of soul and disrelish of GOD, yes, and even when we fall into unfaithfulness and actual sin.” [1]

This year, I’m making a different kind of resolution. I’m making a resolution to be present. My journey of intentionality and focus begins with an old practice commonly referred to as practicing the presence of God. One of the characteristics is omnipresence, or being present in all places. God is always present. The problem is that we are not always aware. This is why my first focus is to practice God’s presence. Continue reading