How to Attain the Presence of God

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (NKJV)

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence is a classic book on what it’s like to have a deeply personal relationship with God. The book contains a series of letters followed by maxims. Here are highlights from one maxim:

Means of Attaining the Presence of God

  1. Guard against doing, saying, or thinking anything displeasing to God.
  2. Faithfully fix your gaze on God.
  3. Before and after each task, pause briefly to look to God.
  4. Fix your mind on God alone.
  5. Pursue the practice even when discouraged by slow progress.
  6. Guard against earthly pleasures that distract you.
  • Which of the above would be easiest for you?
  • Which would be most difficult for you?

For a study guide of the book, see:  Practice of the Presence of God-guide, Brother Lawrence

For a study on key spiritual disciplines, see the: Get Ripped! Study Guide

For a quick reference to key spiritual disciplines, see the:

Get Ripped! Reference Card


2 responses to “How to Attain the Presence of God

  • saiplahiri

    This post speaks to my inner spirituality! Great read. As for me personally, I feel that 5 would be most difficult, yet most rewarding I guess. Especially at times when things may not appear to go so well, it’s so important to retain that faith. However, sometimes the fine line between faith and losing hope is fairly narrow.

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  • amomlikeme

    4. Would be the hardest for me. My mind likes to run away with thoughts when I’m trying to keep my focus on God alone.

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