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  • Writer's pictureKaren O'Reilly

Face To Face With God And Walking In His Presence| Psalm 89:15-16.

Updated: Jun 7

Welcome to Day 1. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 31 Bible Verses About Practicing The Presence Of God. This short devotional is based on Psalm 89:15-16.

Read Psalm 89:15-16.

It is thought that Psalm 89 was written during a very dangerous and traumatic time for the people of Israel.

The Israelites found comfort and strength by joyfully worshiping God, by being in His presence, and by meeting Him face-to-face. "You are their glorious strength. It pleases you to make us strong." Psalm 89:17.

Join me below for a short devotional about walking in the light of God's presence, being face-to-face with God! And join me in prayer at the end of this post.


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Short Devotional: Face To Face With God

Here is an exciting fact, the Hebrew word most often translated for the word "presence" is the word for "face". That is the same word used in the second line of today's verse. It means intimate presence, being face-to-face with God.

Walking in God's presence

You will be so blessed by walking in the light of God's presence. The light of God's presence illuminates the hidden corners of the human heart and exposes its darkest secrets. It reaches the hidden places of our hearts, which we may have hidden, even from ourselves. This is a good thing!

Although it may be painful to realize that we sin, once we repent of it, we can go deeper with God and enjoy His presence.

God longs for us to desire to be in His presence. We were created to worship Him, to yearn for Him.

To be in His presence, face-to-face with Him is a safe place to be no matter what your circumstance is. It is in that secret place with God that He can refresh you with His joy and give you the courage and strength to keep on going in your earthly walk of this life. The psalmist that wrote Psalm 89 truly understood this and found it such an important truth that it had to be written down and sung, just to encourage us!

Benefits of walking in God's presence:

  1. The light of His presence will keep you walking in God's truth.

  2. It will fill you with courage and joy throughout your day.

  3. Brother Lawerence found that practicing the presence of God throughout the day transformed mundane tasks, “In the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees in the Chapel.”~ Brother Lawrence. Maybe you will find this true for you too!

Are you walking in the light of God's presence?

Are you seeking face-to-face time with God?


Dive into our 31-day journey of discovering what God reveals about living in His presence! Together, we'll experience blessings beyond measure. I've crafted an exclusive, must-have 31 Day Bible Study printable, featuring 31 powerful scriptures on Practicing The Presence Of God. This essential package includes a guided prayer journal, an insightful workbook, and thought-provoking discussion questions designed to deepen your connection with each verse and uncover God's personal message to you. Don't miss out on this transformative experience! (There is a sample in our Resource Library, so you can try before you buy❤️)


Today's devotional is based on Psalm 89:15-16 which is from our Practicing The Presence Of God: 31 Presence Of God Scriptures Plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 31 scriptures about God's presence in the Resource Library. It has a bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.

What is God saying to you through this verse?

What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?

Write out your prayer request.

What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!

Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, Psalm 89:15-16.

Scripture Prayer

We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. This is a great way to practice the presence of God. Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying Psalm 89:15-16.

Thank you Father that You desire my constant presence. You love me so much. Help me to repent of my sins that the light of Your presence illuminates. Thank you for Your favor, joy, and strength that Your presence infuses in me. Amen.

Related Resources:

You will find Practicing The Presence Of God: 31 Presence Of God Scriptures HERE. It will have the list of 31 Bible verses that we are using for 31 days that our short powerful daily devotionals are based on.

Or if you are using the online format of our Practicing The Presence Of God Bible study - you will find Day 2 HERE.

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Blessings, Karen.



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