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Presence and Praise, and Fruit

It’s Friday!  Yeah.

I have been thinking a lot this week about being present and oddly enough trying to understand God’s presence.  That’s a little deeper theology then this blog usually goes into. ( Not, saying that this is a shallow and touchy feeling blog – but is it?) It was these Psalm that led me there

Psalm 100 (NIV)

A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Later in the week, I found this video from one of my favorite contemporary teachers – Francis Chan.  Take a look, i think it’s 4 minutes well spent and is pretty motivating, especially for me this week.

Catalyst Atlanta 2011 | Francis Chan from Catalyst on Vimeo.

The gist of the video – without our God, we can do nothing. Hm, I think having some connection there might just be a good thing.

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 English Standard Version (©2001)

Enjoy the weekend! and Stay in his presence.

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