Experiencing His Presence

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Experiencing His Presence

Young twins were buckled in the back seat of their dad’s car.

“Where are we going, Daddy?” came a little voice from the back seat.

Wanting to seize a teachable moment and communicate at a level they would understand, the dad answered, “To God’s house.”

“Wow!” both boys answered together. It was obvious they were excited.

As soon as the car stopped in the church parking lot,the little guy that had asked the question had his door open. He went running inside the church, while calling at the same time, “God! God? God are you here?”

By the time his dad got inside, the little fellow was back at the front door, “I guess God’s not home.”


Not home?

And I want to ask you, are you experiencing the presence of God in your life?

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Summer’s BFF

If you live in the South, you know that Summer’s BFF is none other than the amazing, wonderful, awesome…not enough adjectives to describe it—the lowly, but vital–air conditioner. It’s cool wind is so refreshing. And this Summer, you didn’t have to live in the South for your BFF to be an air conditioner.


It was necessary and timely. It was both exciting and exhausting—I’m referring to the renovation that the church had launched. One of the major costs included in the renovation was replacing the old air conditioner. The pastor noticed that the air conditioning contractor was spending an excessive amount of time studying a set of blueprints. Finally, his curiosity overwhelmed his busyness, so he asked, “What are you doing?”


“I’m making sure your building is healthy.” the contractor explained and then continued. “I’m checking the blueprint to be sure that the air flows correctly into every room. Proper duct work is essential or your building will not be healthy. The air flow and returns must be right or you’ll have a mold problem.

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The Divine Exchange- Redemption

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moneyOne of the first things you do when you arrive in a foreign country is to exchange your money for currency that can be spent there. Sometimes your currency rate is strong and you get additional money. I love it when that happens. I have extra money to bring home souveneirs. But sometimes, your currency is weak and you loose money in the exchange. The rate of exchange determines the fair value of your money at the time of the exchange.

God’s Divine Exchange is not a fair exchange!

I am so thankful for that. If it were a fair exchange we would get what we deserved. Our sin has consequences. Sin must be judged by a just and holy God. The penalty for sin has to be paid. So Jesus came to save us from our sins!

When Jesus gave His life as a supreme sacrifice on the cross He paid the price for our sins. He paid our debt in full. His blood redeemed us from our sins!

God judged sin at the cross when His sinless Son took our place. But because Jesus had never sinned, death could not hold Him.  Through His gift we can become children of God. Jesus made the cross a place of Divine Exchange!

Look at the picture of Divine Exchange at Jesus’ mock trial prior to the crucifixion.

They stripped Jesus and put a purple robe on Him. Then they twisted a crown of thorns and jabbed then onto and into his head. They mocked him with pretentious praise. (John 19:2)

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Your Feet Follow Your Eyes

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It’s a fact, that has caused lots of accidents…

your feet follow youyour feet follow your eyes!

I know you’ve done it too!

I’m not the only person that has veered out of my lane while driving, because I was looking at something on the side of the road. You simply follow your eyes!

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Keep Praying

He was arrogant!

What a way to begin a blog! But it’s the truth!

Arrogant; AND selfish; AND unsympathetic; AND complacent; AND heartless. I get annoyed trying to describe him.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely!

He didn’t fear God, so he didn’t feel he was required to do the right thing or even answer to God for his actions!

He didn’t care about people either!

This indifferent, pompous judge held lives in his hands. His decision was final. If he abdicated his role to act or enforce the laws to bring justice to victims, there was no recourse.

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I am Pat Holland. I am a wife, mom, a Nana, and a child of God. I am living out my passion to equip and encourage believers to live out their faith through the power and presence of Precious Holy Spirit.



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