In His Presence – God Calls
If it is true that we are always in God’s presence, what are the implications of that? Since God is present everywhere, when we talk about seeking or wanting to be in the presence of God, we are really talking about the realization of God’s presence, the perceiving of His presence, becoming conscious of His presence. When Peter was an eyewitness of Christ majesty on the holy mountain (2 Peter 1:18) Peter, along with James and John, heard God the Father speak and saw Jesus talking with Moses and Elijah. Peter was moved in a transcendental manner.
What did he think about what had happened before his eyes? Peter wrote “For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. … for we were with him on the holy mountain.” 2 Peter 1:16-18.
With Jesus, with God on that holy mountain, Peter’s call was strengthened. As Christ identity became clearer, Peter’s identity became clearer. When we recognize God’s voice, His call, our lives, our testimony, our walk becomes as God has planned and desires.
Question of the week: Why was it a common expectation of the Jews that Elijah would return to them?
Answer: Elijah did not die but was taken directly into heaven and the prophet Malachi writes that Elijah would return. Malachi 4:5.