Entering His Presence <3

Lately I’ve been doing an incredible Bible study by Beth Moore called Stepping Up. It is a devotional studying the Psalms of Accent. I absolutely love it, so I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve learned with you.

In almost every Psalm we notice a consistent way of entering Gods presence (that is the opening of the Psalm) and of leaving (the ending). If you read through the Psalms most of them start off with a humble appeal to the Lord of some kind or an automatic praise! When a Psalm ends-it ends in praise-thanksgiving or adoration. Some of them start one way and end with the same exact phrase such as Psalm 118. Check it out!

V1. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
V29. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

Haha! The opening verse is the same as the ending verse! So, what am I getting at? Well, how do you come into the presence of the Lord? That is to say, how do you begin and end your prayers? Do you come to Him first with all of your troubles and woes, or do you come to Him humbly as a servant of the Most High should? Do you open with praise and adoration and leave with praise and thanksgiving?
Beth Moore points out that coming to the Lord with your face bowed low to the floor is the best way to listen for God’s voice and it shows complete reverence to the Lord! She says spending about 1 or possibly 2 minutes on the floor praying to God is the best thing you could possibly do while talking to God! And I totally agree! Try it. It doesn’t take long, and by doing this its harder for your mind to be distracted! =)
Well I hope you take this into consideration the next time you pray! Thanks for reading and God bless!