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Practicing His Presence

Practicing His Presence

By Alpine Chapel
Practicing His Presence is a weekly podcast 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 15 minute episodes serve as a personal guided time of prayer and worship all with the intention that we learn to find God even in the average and common moments of life.
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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
18:08
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
18:10
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
17:32
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
17:35
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
16:31
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
18:16
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
19:52
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
17:52
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
17:51
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
19:19
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.
07:19
June 20, 2020