Exodus 33:14 – “The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.””
Have you experienced God’s presence with you? God loves to have fellowship with His people always. When two or three are gathered in His name for prayer, He is in the midst of them (Matt. 18:20). God’s presence followed His people the Israelites as a pillar of cloud by the day and pillar of fire by night (Ex. 13:21) in the wilderness. David experienced God’s presence with him always. But when he sinned by committing adultery with Bathsheba, he prayed to God to not cast Him away from His presence (Ps. 51:11). When we sin, God’s presence would leave us because He is a holy God and cannot tolerate sin. David had a repentant heart and God was able to forgive his sins and cleanse him from all unrighteousness.
Only the upright can dwell in God’s presence (Ps. 140:13). When Adam and Eve sinned, they were afraid to enjoy God’s presence (Gen. 3:8). When King Saul sinned, an evil spirit entered him and the presence of God left him. Likewise, God’s presence left Judas Iscariot, who acted as a traitor for showing Jesus. Judas committed suicide out of grief instead of repenting.
Through prayer and supplication, we can feel God’s presence always. Enoch walked with God and experienced God’s presence even in a time when the world around him was ungodly. We must also be able to walk with God and enjoy His presence. Leaving aside our sins, we can come to God and receive Him.