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Key Verse

  • Please, let us make a small, fully-walled upper room [on the housetop] and put a bed there for him, with a table, a chair, and a lampstand. Then whenever he comes to visit us, he can turn in there.” 2 Kings 4:10 AMP

GOD visits us

  • What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest himPsalm 8:4 KJV
  • But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that Thou visitest himHebrews 2:6 KJV

Things to "make" GOD stay with us/visit us repeatedly

1. Quiet Time

  • Moses: Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it at a distance outside the camp. He called it the Tent of Meeting, and anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the Tent of Meeting outside the camp. Then, whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would stand at the entrances to their own tents and watch Moses until he entered the tent. As Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and remain at the entrance, and the LORD would speak with Moses. When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they would stand up and worship, each one at the entrance to his own tent. Thus the LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young assistant Joshua son of Nun would not leave the tent. Exodus 33:7-11 BSB

Moses kept his Quiet Time regularly and kept on having Encounters with GOD.

2. Worship

  • you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV

In other words, when(whenever) one worships God with all their heart, God’s Presence appears i.e. one has an Encounter with God.

3. Obeying GOD's Word

  • Jesus answered, “If anyone [really] loves Me, he will keep My word (teaching); and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our dwelling place with him. John 14:23 AMP

4. Praise

5. Having GOD's Favour

  • Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have found favor in My sight.’ Now if indeed I have found favor in Your sight, please let me know Your ways, that I may know You and find favor in Your sight. Remember that this nation is Your people.” And the LORD answered, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:12-14 BSB

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