That makes you inseparable from the love of God. And that makes you one loved lady!

If you are having difficulty sensing God’s love and presence, tell Him. Then apply these steps to put your faith into action:

1. Ask Him for the faith to sense His presence. In Matthew 7:7 we’re told: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

2. Believe He will give you that faith. In First John 5:14-15, we’re told that “if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.” (The Message).

3. Commit yourself to the search.  Are you really serious about wanting to sense God’s presence? In Jeremiah 29:13 we’re assured: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Start now with this prayer:

Maker of My Heart, You have searched me and You know me. And therefore You knew what I would need to hear – from Your Word – to be convinced of Your love for me. Thank You for not only telling me in Your Word that I am Your beloved, but showing me through Your actions. No greater love exists than the love You had and demonstrated for me when You gave up Your life for me so that I could live eternally with You. On days when I don’t feel loved, help me to remember the facts about what You have done on my behalf.

March 17, 2011

Cindi McMenamin is a national speaker and the author of several books including When Women Walk Alone, (more than 100,000 copies sold), Letting God Meet Your Emotional Needs, When God Pursues a Woman’s Heart, and Women on the Edge.  For more on her books or ministry, or for free resources to help strengthen your soul, see her website, www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.