To Dwell in His Presence: a reflection

What I really, really want

To have the patience and the focus to sit still and wait for the presence of the Holy Spirit to come is what I want and what I need.

“But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

In the meantime, I spend time in worship and the Word — sometimes the two overlap as I read aloud or sing aloud a Psalm.

“To dwell in Your presence,

To sit at Your feet,

Where Your love surrounds me

And makes me complete…

This is my desire, O Lord,

This is my desire…”

It takes patience for me to sit a long while with no particular focus and with all my focus on Him. Sometimes nothing seems to happen. But there is usually a spark that burst within me, however brief or tiny it might be, and I experience the touch of the divine blessing He longs to give to us through His Holy Spirit, daily, hourly, moment-by-moment. It is all we really need… all I really need to be at peace, effective in prayer, wise in direction. To be filled with His presence always is the desire. I cannot make it a goal as it isn’t something I can strive towards. All I can do is rest, ask, wait.

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”” (Psalm 91)

O glory to GOD who gives and asks us to be still and wait for Him.

By His Holy Spirit, He does come, sometimes as a thought, sometimes as a breath; always full of love.

By Dr Sarah Tun

Dr Sarah Tun began her professional career as a teacher. Years later she became a performing artist and administrator to property development. She felt the Call to write full time in 2004. Dr Sarah has traveled extensively, and lived in New York City (for a year), London England (for a long time) and Hong Kong (briefly) before returning to her home in Ontario, Canada, then to Spain and finally now, has re-settled in her adoptive home of England. She graduated with degrees in Drama, Education and diplomas in Acting and Theology. Most recently she was awarded Honorary Doctor of Ministry and became ordained. Her favourite experience to date has been following her Creator and Lord. She doesn't think Life can get any better! Dr Sarah Tun is author, singer, preacher, writing coach and all-round enthusiast, celebrating and seeking to inspire all of us to quench our thirst for deeper intimacy with God through the Holy Spirit.

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