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Practicing His Presence

Practicing His Presence

By The Hope Collective
Practicing His Presence is a bi-weekly podcast from The Hope Collective designed to help you learn to live in the gift of God's presence. Average moments become transformational encounters when we move God from the margins of our lives to the very center, giving Him space to speak and show us His heart. These episodes take you through several spiritual practices that are meant to nourish and nurture your faith, leading you into vibrant interaction with God in daily life.
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Week 04 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | 2 Corinthians 9:10-11
Thanks for joining us for this week's Lectio Divina episode from 2 Corinthians around the topic of generosity! We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
16:40
October 20, 2021
Week 03 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | 2 Timothy 2:19
Thanks for joining us for this week's Lectio Divina episode from 2 Timothy! We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
14:59
October 13, 2021
Week 03 | Worship | 2 Timothy 2:19
If it's on your heart to share your story or your journey with us, we'd love to hear from you! Send an email to podcast@thehopeco.com or leave us an audio message! Music: Whole Heart - Hillsong Worship Ruins - Maverick City Music
16:53
October 11, 2021
Week 02 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Acts 2:42-47
Thanks for joining us for this week's Lectio Divina episode from Psalm 16! We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
17:53
October 6, 2021
Week 02 | Worship | Acts 2:42-47
Today we take a look into what it means to be designed for community as followers of Jesus. Make sure to subscribe and check back later this week for Wednesday's Divine Reading episode. If God's put it on your heart to share your story or your journey with us, we'd love to hear from you! Send an email to podcast@thehopeco.com or leave us an audio message! Music: Let There Be Light - Hillsong Worship What a Beautiful Name - Hillsong Worship
20:38
October 4, 2021
Eric's Story
Today we have another story of how God works when we give Him space to inform our everyday moments. Join us as our friend, Eric, shares his experience of what the journey of practicing God's presence has meant for him!
55:24
October 1, 2021
Week 01 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Psalms 16:5-8
Thanks for joining us for this week's Lectio Divina episode from Psalm 16! We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
16:00
September 29, 2021
Week 01 | Worship | Psalms 16:5-8
Welcome back! Today as we begin our third run of devotional episodes, we dive into one of our favorite Psalms and ask God to remain before us always. Make sure to subscribe and check back later this week for Wednesday's Divine Reading episode and another story from someone within the Practicing His Presence community on Friday! Music: Echo Holy by Red Rocks Worship Here Again by Elevation Worship
17:34
September 27, 2021
FAQ pt. 2 | Let's Get Practical
Here's part 2 of our conversation with The Hope Collective's lead pastor, Dave Mudd, and staff pastors Alex Gowler and Karrie Garcia around what it's like to welcome God into daily life.
39:16
September 20, 2021
Stephen's Story
Today, we feature the story from one of our very own! Stephen joined us for a conversation around how he has implemented rhythms of practicing God's presence in daily life and what type of change he's seen in himself/family/community as a result.
40:11
September 13, 2021
FAQ pt. 1 | Hearing God in Community
Welcome back! In this episode, we had the chance to answer some questions from our listening community alongside some of our pastors here at the Hope Collective. Join us as we welcome lead pastor, Dave Mudd, and staff pastors Alex Gowler and Karrie Garcia into the room for a conversation around what it's like to welcome God into daily life and the importance of Biblical Community.
45:10
September 6, 2021
Season 2 | Wrap-up
We're so glad you took the time to join us this season! Here's a few closing thoughts as we head into summer... we hope these times have been nourishment to your soul and have connected you to the Father's heart. Until next time!
02:10
July 2, 2021
Week 22 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | 1 Peter 1:24-25
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
14:53
June 30, 2021
Week 22 | Worship | 1 Peter 1:24-35
This week's passage is 1 Peter 1:24-25 Music: Touch Of Heaven - words and music by Aodhan King, Hannah Hobbs, Michael Fatkin Jesus We Love You - words and music by Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Paul McClure Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
17:13
June 28, 2021
Week 21 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Daniel 2:20-22
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
17:58
June 23, 2021
Week 21 | Worship | Daniel 2:20-22
This week's passage is Daniel 2:20-22 AMP Music: He Shall Reign - words and music by Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan Glorious - words and music by Chris Miller, Jessie Miller, Jonathan David Helser Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
17:23
June 21, 2021
Week 20 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Matthew 14:15-21
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
19:59
June 16, 2021
Week 20 | Worship | Matthew 14:15-21
This week's passage is Matthew 14:15-21 Music: Be With Me by Bryan & Katie Torwalt |  Be Still by Red Rocks Worship Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
20:00
June 14, 2021
Week 19 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | 1 Chronicles 29:17-18
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
18:06
June 9, 2021
Week 18 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Revelation 21:3-5
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
14:09
June 1, 2021
Week 17 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | John 11:32-37
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! This week's passage is John 11:32-37 We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
13:59
May 26, 2021
Week 16 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Psalms
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! This week's passage is Psalms 85:8-9 We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
11:57
May 19, 2021
Week 16 | Worship | Psalms 85:8-9
This week's passage is Psalms 85:8-9 (NLT) Music: Communion by Maverick City Music, Steffany Gretzinger, Brandon Lake | Holy Ground by Hillsong United | Here Again by Elevation Worship Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
18:11
May 17, 2021
Week 15 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! This week's passage is 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV) We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
14:09
May 12, 2021
Week 15 | Worship | 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
This week's passage is 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV) Music: Whole Heart - Hillsong United | Worthy - Elevation Worship Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
17:24
May 10, 2021
Week 14 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Daniel 3:16-18
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! This week's passage is Daniel 3:16-18 We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
12:44
May 5, 2021
Week 13 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Psalms 27:1-4
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! This week's passage is Psalms 27:1-4 We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you."
14:56
April 28, 2021
Week 13 | Worship | Psalms 27:1-4
This week's passage is Psalms 27:1-4 Music: Fullness - Elevation Worship | Goodness of Jesus - CityAlight Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
15:08
April 26, 2021
Week 12 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | John 7:37-38
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is John 7:37-38 'Now on the last and most important day of the feast, Jesus stood and called out [in a loud voice], “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me], as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.’ 
14:05
April 21, 2021
Week 12 | Worship | John 7:37-38
This week's passage is John 7:37-38 'Now on the last and most important day of the feast, Jesus stood and called out [in a loud voice], “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me], as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.’ ” '  John 7:37-38  Music: 'Til I See You - Hillsong United I Surrender - Hillsong United Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
16:28
April 19, 2021
Week 11 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Exodus 14:27-31
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is Exodus 14:27-31 "Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the Lord swept them into the sea. The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived. But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant."
15:03
April 14, 2021
Week 10 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Acts 4:10b-13
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is Acts 4:10b-13 "It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus."
14:38
April 7, 2021
Week 09 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Mark 12:41-44
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is Mark 12:41-44 "Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
14:20
March 31, 2021
Week 09 | Worship | Mark 12:41-44
This week's passage is Mark 12:41-44 "Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” Music: Everything And Nothing Less - words and music by Aaron Ivey, Chris McClarney, Jason Ingram To Be Like You - words and music by Brooke Ligertwood, Matt Crocker Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
21:19
March 29, 2021
Week 08 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Genesis 15:1-6
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week’s passage is Genesis 15:1-6 'Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.” But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord , what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.” Then the Lord said to him, “No, your servant will not be your heir, for you will have a son of your own who will be your heir.” Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!” And Abram believed the Lord , and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.'
14:27
March 24, 2021
Week 08 | Worship | Genesis 15:1-6
This week’s passage is Genesis 15:1-6 'Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.” But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord , what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.” Then the Lord said to him, “No, your servant will not be your heir, for you will have a son of your own who will be your heir.” Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!” And Abram believed the Lord , and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.' Music: You Meet Me Here | Vineyard Worship Holy Spirit | Bryan & Katie Torwalt Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
17:50
March 22, 2021
Week 07 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Matthew 7:24-27
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week’s passage is Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
14:44
March 17, 2021
Week 07 | Worship | Matthew 7:24-27
This week’s passage is Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”  Music: Thank You Jesus - words and music by Hannah Hobbs, Matt Crocker Lord You Have My Heart - words and music by Martin Smith Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
16:42
March 15, 2021
Week 06 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Psalm 18:16-19
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is Psalm 18:16-19 "He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. "
14:03
March 10, 2021
Week 06 | Worship | Psalm 18:16-19
We'd love to hear from you about how God is working in these times! Email podcast@thehopeco.com and we'll be in touch, connecting around what it's been like for you to learn the gift of His presence! This week's passage is Psalm 18:16-19 "He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. " Music: Come To Me - words and music by Jenn Johnson, John Hendrickson Cornerstone - words and music by Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, William Batchelder Bradbury
17:09
March 8, 2021
Week 05 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Habakkuk 3:17-19
We'd love to connect with you and hear stories of what God has said to you through these times in His presence. Reach out via podcast@thehopeco.com or follow along with us on Instagram @practicinghispresence! Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is Habakkuk 3:17-19 "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights."
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March 3, 2021
Week 05 | Worship | Habakkuk 3:17-19
We'd love to hear from you about how God is working in these times! Email podcast@thehopeco.com and we'll be in touch, connecting around what it's been like for you to learn the gift of His presence! This week's passage is Habakkuk 3:17-19 "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights." Music: Echo Holy - words and music by Jake Espy, Kory Miller, Mia Fieldes, Ran Jackson Your Promises - Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
15:30
March 1, 2021
Week 04 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Galatians 5:13
Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is Galatians 5:13 'For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.'
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February 24, 2021
Week 04 | Worship | Galatians 5:13
This week’s passage is Galatians 5:13 'For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. ' Music: Abba - words and music by Jonathan David Helser I Am Loved - words and music by Jason Ingram, Jonathan Smith, Mack Brock
14:56
February 22, 2021
Week 03 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Isaiah 55:1-3
Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon a passage from the book of Isaiah. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is Isaiah 55:1-3 “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink— even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk— it’s all free! Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food. “Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David."
17:35
February 17, 2021
Week 03 | Worship | Isaiah 55:1-3
"A Creative Minority: Practices" - Church Of The City New York, Jon Tyson (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Other) This Week's Passage is Isaiah 55:1-3 “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink— even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk— it’s all free! Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food. “Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David." Music: Be With Me words and music by Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt, Mack Brock, and Hank Bentley Be Still words and music by Adaeze Azubuike, Espy, Jake, and Tyler Roberts
17:56
February 15, 2021
Week 02 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Psalms 130:1-4
Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon one of the Psalms. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer: "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is Psalms 130:1-4 'Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord ; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, Lord , kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. '
14:04
February 10, 2021
Week 02 | Worship | Psalms 130:1-4
This week's passage is Psalms 130:1-4 (NIV) 'Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord ; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, Lord , kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. ' Music: Communion by Brandon Lake, Dante Bowe, Jonathan Jay, Staffing Frizzell Gretzinger, Tony Brown Holy Ground by Aodhan King, Ben Fielding, Benjamin Hastings, Matt Crocker Here Again by Amy Corbett, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick
17:35
February 8, 2021
Week 01 | Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) | Luke 18:9-14
Today's practice is a Divine Reading (traditionally known as Lectio Divina) where we will invite God’s voice to speak to us as we meditate upon one of Jesus' parables. We love this description of the practice of Lectio Divina from John Mark Comer:  "Lectio Divina (Latin for “spiritual reading”) is a way of reading Scripture with the specific aim of hearing God’s voice over your life. There are four basics movements (from four Latin words), but the mechanics are not as important as many people think. It’s less of a technique, and more of a heart posture and pace. The basic idea is simply to find a quiet place to read Scripture slowly with your ear open to God’s voice through the text. Unlike Bible study (another wonderful practice) the goal is less to hear what he was saying to them (the original audience), but to take the next step and hear what he is saying to you." This week's passage is Luke 18:9-14 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: Some manuscripts read stood and prayed this prayer to himself.: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not like other people—cheaters, sinners, adulterers. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’ I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
16:15
February 3, 2021
Week 01 | Worship | Luke 18:9-14
In week one of season two we are going to allow God to speak to us through one of Jesus' parables that explores the posture and attitude of heart that God honors. Be sure to catch Wednesday's Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) as we continue the practice of letting God in to our everyday lives. This week's passage is Luke 18:9-14 'Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer#18:11 Some manuscripts read stood and prayed this prayer to himself.: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not like other people—cheaters, sinners, adulterers. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’ I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”' Music: Whole Heart by Aodhan King, Joel Houston Worthy by Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick
19:44
February 1, 2021
Welcome To Season 2
We are overjoyed to be back for a second season of Practicing His Presence. Take a few moments to hear about what you can expect as we set out into this portion of our journey together. We're eager and excited to welcome new voices and practices into our weekly rhythm, and look forward to all of the ways God will speak to you throughout the course of these next 22 weeks. For more information on the origins of the Practicing His Presence podcast, check out the Introduction episode from last season. We look forward to continuing our journey together on February 1st! 
23:02
January 26, 2021
Episode 22 | If You Say So (Luke 5:2-7)
This week’s passage is Luke 5:2-7 (NLT) “He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon, its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.” Music: Spirit of the Living God by Jacob Sooter, Mia Fieldes Fade Away by Jonathan Smith, Melodie Malone, Sean Curran Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
16:36
December 1, 2020
Episode 21 | Hold Fast To What Is Good (1 Thessalonians 5:16-21)
This week’s passage is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-21 (AMP) “Rejoice always and delight in your faith; be unceasing and persistent in prayer; in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench [subdue, or be unresponsive to the working and guidance of] the [Holy] Spirit. Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy... [spoken revelations—words of instruction or exhortation or warning]. But test all things carefully [so you can recognize what is good]. Hold firmly to that which is good." Music: I’ll Give Thanks - words and music by Kirby Kaple, Jonathan Jay, Tony Brown Goodness Of God - words and music by Ben Fielding, Brian Johnson, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Jenn Johnson Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
17:29
November 24, 2020
Episode 20 | Lacking In Nothing (James 1:3-4)
Today’s passage is James 1:3-4 (‭AMP‬‬) 'And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. ' James 1:3-4 Music: Another In The Fire - words and music by Chris Davenport, Joel Houston Nothing Else - words and music by Cody Carnes, Hank Bentley, Jessie Early Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
16:24
November 16, 2020
Episode 19 | May This Be Our Posture (James 1:19-20)
During US election week, here’s an additional episode to help keep us grounded in God’s presence, actively seeking what He’s saying for this moment. Today’s passage is James 1:19-20 (‭AMP‬‬) "Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and], slow to anger [patient, reflective, forgiving]; for the [resentful, deep-seated] anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God." Music: Build My Life - words and music by Pat Barrett Christ Be Magnified - words and music by Cody Carnes, Cory Asbury
10:04
November 4, 2020
Episode 18 | The Lord Reigns (Psalms 9:7-10)
This week’s passage is Psalms 9:7-10 (‭NIV‬‬) “The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Music: He Shall Reign - words and music by Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan Glorious - words and music by Chris Miller, Jessie Miller, Jonathan David Helser Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
17:05
November 2, 2020
Episode 17 | A Worthy Call (Ephesians 4:1-3)
This week’s passage is Ephesians 4:1-3 "Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace." Music: Thank You Jesus - words and music by Hannah Hobbs, Matt Crocker Lord You Have My Heart - words and music by Martin Smith Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
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October 26, 2020
Episode 16 | Breaking Agreements (2 Corinthians 6:16-18, 7:1)
This week’s passage is 2 Corinthians 6:16-18, 7:1 (AMP) 'What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said: “I will dwell among them and walk among them ; And I will be their God , and they shall be My people . So come out from among unbelievers and be separate ,” says the Lord, “And do not touch what is unclean ; And I will graciously receive you and welcome you [with favor], And I will be a Father to you, And you will be My sons and daughters,” Says the Lord Almighty. Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God." Music: Touch Of Heaven - words and music by Aodhan King, Hannah Hobbs, Michael Fatkin Jesus We Love You - words and music by Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Paul McClure Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
18:09
October 19, 2020
Episode 15 | The Pace Of The Kingdom (Matthew 13:31-32)
“The Heart Of Worship” - Dallas Willard and John Ortberg on the Renovaré podcast Spotify Apple Podcasts Other This week’s passage is Matthew 13:31-32 (AMP) "He gave them another parable [to consider], saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and of all the seeds [planted in the region] it is the smallest, but when it has grown it is the largest of the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air find shelter in its branches.” Music: Holy Ground - words and music by Brett Younker, Jimi Cravity, Melodie Malone, Mia Fieldes Take Courage - words and music by Jeremy Riddle, Joel Taylor, Kristene DiMarco Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
17:05
October 12, 2020
Episode 14 | Restoring Joy (Psalms 51:7-12)
This week’s passage is Psalms 51:7-12 (NLT) "Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me— now let me rejoice. Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you." Music: Clean - words and music by Hannah Hobbs, Michael Fatkin, Taya Gaukrodger Create In Me A Clean Heart - words and music by Mark Cole Here As In Heaven - words and music by Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matthews Ntlele, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
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September 28, 2020
Episode 13 | Declaring His Glory (1 Chronicles 16:24-27)
This week’s passage is 1 Chronicles 16:24-27 (AMP) "Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all peoples. For great is the Lord , and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared [with awe-filled reverence] above al gods. For all the gods of the peoples are [lifeless] idols, But the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are [found] in His presence; Strength and joy are [found] in His place (sanctuary)." Music: Worthy - words and music by Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick What A Beautiful Name - words and music by Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
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September 21, 2020
Episode 12 | Darkness Is As Light (Psalms 139:7-12)
This week’s passage is Psalms 139:7-12 (NLT) "I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.” “From The One To The Many” - message by Alex Gowler (Alpine Chapel - September 06, 2020) Music: You Meet Me Here - words and music by Anabeth Morgan, Casey Corum, Jason Dill, John Haas, Sam Crabtree Here Again - words and music by Amy Corbett, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick Fullness - words and music by Chris Brown, Matthew Ntlele, Steven Furtick Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
18:40
September 14, 2020
Episode 11 | Patient Growth (Psalms 1:1-3)
This week’s passage is Psalms 1:1-3 (NLT) "'Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord , meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do." Music: Faithful - words and music by Steven Furtick God I Look To You - words and music by Ian McIntosh, Jenn Johnson Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
17:33
September 7, 2020
Episode 10 | Looking Inward (1 Samuel 16:5-7)
This week’s passage is 1 Samuel 16:5-7 (NLT) "I have come to sacrifice to the Lord . Purify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” Then Samuel performed the purification rite for Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice, too. When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the Lord ’s anointed!” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Music: I Surrender - words and music by Matt Crocker Fall Afresh - words and music by Henry Seeley, Kari Jobe, Sarah Reeves Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
17:36
August 31, 2020
Episode 09 | Finding Contentment (Philippians 4:11-13)
This week’s passage is Philippians 4:11-13 (AMP) “I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances. I know how to get along and live humbly [in difficult times], and I also know how to enjoy abundance and live in prosperity. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret [of facing life], whether well-fed or going hungry, whether having an abundance or being in need. I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]" Music: With You - words and music by Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hammer Nothing Else - words and music by Cody Carnes, Hank Bentley, Jessie Early Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
16:32
August 24, 2020
Episode 08 | When Loss Becomes Gain (Philippians 3:7-8)
This week’s passage is Philippians 3:7-8 (AMP) "But whatever former things were gains to me, these things [once regarded as advancements in merit] I have come to consider as loss [absolutely worthless] for the sake of Christ [and the purpose which He has given my life]. But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ…" Music: Fade Away - words and music by Jonathan Smith, Melodie Malone, Sean Curran Another In The Fire - words and music by Chris Davenport, Joel Houston Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
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August 17, 2020
Episode 07 | A Simple Call (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)
This week’s passage is 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (NLT) "When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan. I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God." Music: Everything And Nothing Less - words and music by Aaron Ivey, Chris McClarney, Jason Ingram To Be Like You - words and music by Brooke Ligertwood, Matt Crocker Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
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August 10, 2020
Episode 06 | Inner Strength (Ephesians 3:16-19)
This week’s passage is Ephesians 3:16-19 (NLT) "I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God." Music: Communion - words and music by Brandon Lake, Dante Bowe, Jonathan Jay, Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger, Tony Brown I Am Loved - words and music by Jason Ingram, Jonathan Smith, Mack Brock Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
18:40
August 3, 2020
Episode 05 | The Path Of Life (Psalms 16:9-11)
This week’s passage is Psalms 16:9-11 (NLT) "No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever." Music: King Of My Heart - words and music by John Mark McMillan, Sarah McMillan Love Like This - words and music by Andrew Holt, Hope Darst, McKendree Tucker Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
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July 27, 2020
Episode 04 | Choosing What's Better (Luke 10:38-41)
This week’s passage is Luke 10:38-41 (NIV) “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Music: After You - words and music by Elyssa Smith Jesus We Love You - words and music by Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Paul McClure Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
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July 20, 2020
Episode 03 | The Burden Is Light (Matthew 11:28-30)
This week’s passage is Matthew 11:28-30 (AMP) “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest[refreshing your souls with salvation]. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls.  For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.” Music: Lean Back - words and music by Amanda Cook, Chris McClarney, Nate Moore, Tony Brown Here As In Heaven - words and music by Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matthew Ntele, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
18:46
July 13, 2020
Episode 02 | To Guide and Protect (Exodus 13:20-22)
This week's passage is Exodus 13:20-22: "They journeyed from Succoth [in Goshen] and camped at Etham on the edge of the wilderness. The [presence of the] Lord was going before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, so that they could travel by day and by night. He did not withdraw the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from going before the people." Music: Holy Spirit by Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt Starlight by Amanda Cook, Bobby Strand, Brian Johnson, Lindsey Strand Here Again by Amy Corbett, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick Additional resources: Introduction to Practicing His Presence Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence Hearing God by Dallas Willard
19:20
July 6, 2020
Episode 01 | To Seek His Face (Psalms 24:1-6)
This week's passage is Psalms 24:1-6 "The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths. Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. Such people may seek you and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob." Music: Fall Afresh - words and music by Henry Seeley, Kari Jobe, Sarah Reeves  Nothing Else - words and music by Cody Carnes, Hank Bentley, Jessie Early  Additional Resources:  Introduction to Practicing His Presence  The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
16:53
June 29, 2020
Introduction
Welcome to Practicing His Presence, a weekly podcast designed as a tool to help us learn to live in the gift of God's presence. In this episode, we'll share the heart and vision behind this initiative and give you a glimpse into how this can become a piece of your weekly rhythm.
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June 20, 2020