The Greatest Gift Is His Presence

Sometimes I’m amazed to discover how precious and great a gift is when it costs absolutely nothing. By this I am referring to my family’s presence. Today I heard the soft voice of my wife, Sandy, caressing my heart with her kindness.  Then Rocki and Misty came into the living room where we were staying, and Sunny joined them.  We all shared another precious story about God‘s miracles that He is doing in Europe and America daily.

As I looked at my family, right then and there I started to cry tears of joy about this precious gift! The complete love and unity we were all experiencing was causing an unexplainable peace to rest upon us. All of the normal worries and fears were washed away as we suddenly realized this was the place of His perfect will.

As a family, we all know there are still things that need to be resolved.  For this moment, they were all gone, because we had put that list of unanswered questions at the feet of Jesus. His presence had replaced them with a confidence that let us know everything was going to be all right. I had experienced this level of peace and confidence, but only when I was alone.  Now as a family we were experiencing it!
I would love to be able to dissect this and try to explain how others might come to this place of confidence and peace in Christ, but it is so spiritual that it cannot be broken up into parts by some literary or mechanical explanation. It is simply the phenomenon of “His presence.”

To understand this you must take on the mindset of a child. As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”  The simple trusting of a child is the secret to receiving this incredible presence. His presence will cover the multitude of difficult decisions that are complicating your carnal reasoning and plugging the pathways to your victory. And only approaching it as a little child will get you there.

This brings us back to the title of this blog, “The Greatest Gift Is His Presence.”  It is the greatest gift I have ever received as a father, because I have seen what His presence has done for my family. I pray that His presence will bring you and your family into this wonderful confidence and peace. Amen.



Published by Gazowsky

Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called A Place to Meet Jesus. He has authored books,"Teach Me to Pray, I'm Falling Asleep" and "The Prophetic Whisper" as well as movie scripts. He currently feels the call of God to pray on the Periscope App everyday. Join him in prayer!

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