God did not just create man to be a toy that he would be playing with. Neither did he create man just to occupy space. One of the main reason why God created man is so that man would have a relationship with Him. For example, the bible records of the instance in the garden of Eden when God would walk in the garden in the cool of the evening. There was an interaction between man and God. Ever since the fall of man as a result of sin, this relationship was interfered with.
However, God loves man and therefore provided a way to reconcile men back to himself through his son Jesus Christ. By accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and savior in our lives, we allow Christ to dwell in us. This means that the presence of God abides with us wherever we go. Just like the bible records in John 14:23:
Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.
Therefore, there is a possibility of knowing if one has the presence of God by looking at some of the following signs:
1. You delight in doing what is good
As simple as this may seem to be, it is actually one of the simplest signs that will tell you if a person has the presence of God in them. You detest anything that is evil because God also hates evil. Instead, you enjoy doing what is right because your aim is to please God.
2. Divine favour
Divine favour is favour from God. It is something that you cannot attain by mere human efforts. Something that may take years to do will only take a few minutes for you when God's favour is upon you. For example, God's favour may manifest in the case when you have been looking for a job for very many years yet God opens a way and you meet a person who helps you in a few minutes without expecting anything from you.
3. God attends to your needs
During this time of the pandemic when most people have been rendered jobless, there's no reliable source of income. However, if God is with you, He will ensure that you don't lack any basic needs. God is able to provide according to His riches in glory. If you are wondering how things have been working out for you, this is the right moment to thank God because He is with you. A good example of this is seen in Elijah when he was fed by ravens.
4. You are protected and nothing harms you
In Isaiah 54:17, God promises protection for His children. Any person that enjoys divine protection is a testimony that God is with them.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
5. You find every reason to rejoice despite the circumstances
God promises to be with us in the midst of the storm. It doesn't stop the storm from coming. Yet in all circumstances that one faces, they find joy because of the assurance of God's presence with them. Philippians 4:4 says, rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. Paul gives an account of how he would rejoice in his suffering knowing too well that a greater reward awaits him. When you rejoice even in your suffering, it shows that God is with you and nothing can trouble you.
6. You are a solution
Any person who is with God will always be a solution. Not a problem or troublemaker. The presence of God was upon the apostles and they went about healing the sick and doing great miracles. This way, they were providing solutions. In addition, a person who has the presence of God is endowed with divine wisdom. It is this that gives them a leverage over the problems they face and they become a solution.
7. Others appreciate the work of God in your life
A person who is with God does outstanding things that always astound many. This is because it is God working through them. As a result, people are able to see whatever they do and appreciate as well as give God the glory. You may be talented or gifted in a particular field. The giver of all good things is God and hence that is a sign of God being with you. David killed Goliath because God was with him. As a result, he was appreciated for his good work.
Finally, it is important to note that God desires to manifest himself in people who acknowledge him and glorify Him. Just because God is with us should not turn us into idols so that people worship is instead of God. We should ascribe all power and glory to God for us to continue to see his manifestation in our lives.
In what other ways can we tell that God is with a person?
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