The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Outside of the Bible, the most helpful book I have ever read is The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence.  It is less a book and more a small collection of short writings by and about a 17th-century French monk named Brother Lawrence (1614-1691).  This man found intimacy with God by living the normal routines of life …

Are You Among the People of God?

Who are the people of God? The people of God are those people…who are…of God. Are you of God?  That is, do you think your thoughts in His presence?  Do you do your deeds in His sight?  Do you open your mouth only to please Him with what you will say? It is strange how …

Practicing the Presence of Christ

Do children get into mischief when they think the teacher is looking, or when they think the teacher’s attention is elsewhere?  Does the motorist exceed the speed limit when a highway patrol car is in the next lane, or when he thinks there are no highway patrol cars around?  Does the employee spend company time pursuing personal interests …