I am a Christian living a love affair with my savior and redeemer. The Holy Spirit of God is my primary religion before I call myself anything else. Through humiliation, pain, suffering, and trials, I discovered intimacy with God. I hope this website will be a blessing to you.
In His Agape Love,
M. J Andre
I have just published a study journal resulting from my experience with the presence of God.
This study journal is intended to be a guide for those seeking to become better at praying and practicing His presence consistently. I was profoundly moved when I discovered this small book entitled THE PRACTICE THE PRESENCE OF GOD by Brother Lawrence, written circa 1666. This discovery led to a profound change in my relationship with God. In order to share my experience, I have created this simple study guide.
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence 1611 – 1691 is composed of written notes taken from several conversations and letters written by Herman Nicholas, a lowly and uneducated man who, after having been a footman and soldier, was admitted as a Lay Brother among the barefooted Carmelites at Paris in 1666, and was thereafter known as “Brother Lawrence.”
As I learned to imitate Brother Lawrence’s practice of the presence of God, I came to understand that his teaching is about abiding in God’s love. (Abide in me and I in you) Meekness and humility are two characteristics that are all too often missing in a typical church today. Arrogance and pride are corroding our pulpits and pews. In spite of attending services every Sunday, we have not made any progress in approaching God with meekness, love, and humility.
Like Brother Lawrence, I began in what I refer to as the manual mode. What I mean is that we begin with our minds. After all, what we think is what we become. Because I knew we were called to greater things, and I longed to leave behind the status quo with all my heart. Obeying God has always been my priority.
During this period, the Spirit of God will guide you in letting go of all preconceived notions about a passive life or one that entails too much effort. The Spirit of God will teach you how to maintain a balanced relationship with Him.
All He asks of us is that we trust Him enough to take the first step toward Him. All that He asks of us is that we desire an intimate relationship with Him. In essence, He wants us to be in fellowship with Him. We have the privilege of being in divine communion with the Father and the Son when we practice His presence. Now, let us begin to do so. As we approach the mercy seat, we should epitomize the true believers we should be. As we journey together to heaven, let us sample a foretaste of heaven.
“When I awake, I am still with you.” Psalm 139:18