Re-Centering in God’s Word

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Beneficial Presence

God is present, always present, or God is not God.  This is a conclusion of pure reason and/or a belief.  However, that God is always present in a beneficial manner is assured only by faith in God’s promises in Scripture. 

[As you listen to God speak, put (say) your name in the blanks below. By faith, hear God speaking to you personally. If you are a group, think of “you” as plural, yet as personal to each one of you.]


Do not fear, for I am with you, _____; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you, _____.  I will uphold you with my right hand.  [Is 41:10]  CwG

Peace I leave with you, _____; my peace I give you.  Do not let your heart be troubled, _____, and do not be afraid.  [Jn 14:25-27]   CwG

I will not leave you, _____, as an orphan.  The Father will send the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, in my name.  He will teach you all things and will remind you, _____, of everything I have said to you.  You know Him, _____! The Spirit of truth abides with you and will be in you.  [Jn 14:26]   CwJ

Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, whom you, _____, have received from God at a great price.  [1 Co 3:16; 6:19]   CwHS

I am the God of your father Abraham.  Do not be afraid, for I am with you, ____, and I will bless you.  [Ge 26:23-24]  CwG

Where can I, _____, go from your Spirit, O Lord, or flee from your presence?  If I go up to the heavens, [or] make my bed in the depths, you are there.  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I, _____, settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand, O Lord, will guide me; your right hand will hold me fast.  [Ps 139:7-10]  CwG

The virgin will be with child and will bear a son, and they will call him “Immanuel" --which means, "God with us.”  [Mt 1:23]  CwJ

_____, if two of you agree on earth about anything and then ask for my help, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”  [Mt 18:18-20]  CwJ

All authority has been given to me.  Go therefore to all nations and make them my disciples, baptizing them … and … teaching them to obey all that I commanded you, _____.  And remember, I am with you, _____, always, to the very end of the age.  [Mt 28:19ff]  CwJ


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