God’s Name: Brightness of His Presence
Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
Psalm 18:12 (NIV)
Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:
- Second Samuel 22:13 says, “Out of the brightness of his presence bolts of lightning blazed forth.”
- Close your eyes and imagine the Brightness of God’s Presence. What does it look like?
- Ask God to reveal more of Himself to you today through this name.
- Think about the brightest light you have ever seen. Then imagine it being much, much brighter. Have you ever gotten up during the night, in a pitch black room, and turned on a bright light? It’s hard to see at first until your eyes get accustomed to the light. In the same ways, we need to get accustomed to the brightness of God’s presence in our lives. When we first begin to see Him, it’s harder to focus on Him, because He is so bright. However, over time, the eyes of our hearts get used to His brightness.
- God’s Presence brings light into our lives. It lights our path, revealing the way we are to go.
- How have you experienced the Brightness of God’s Presence? If you haven’t, ask the Lord to reveal Himself to you in this way.
A Prayer for You:
Lord, I want to see You more clearly. I want to see the brightness of Your Presence in new ways. Open my eyes to see You in fresh ways. Thank You that Your Presence is always with me.
Blessings on you as you get to know God more intimately,
Gaylyn Williams, author of The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart: A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names