1. Meditate on Scripture about God’s presence.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11
“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.” Psalm 139:7-10
“And he said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'” Exodus 33:14
2. Allow Scripture to fill you with faith to encounter God. Center your understanding of encountering God around simply seeking to know him.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
3. Make space to rest in God’s presence. Ask him to show you how to abide in him. He desires to make himself known to you all throughout your day. He wants to be involved in everything you are doing! Nothing is too mundane for the Lord! His desire is to be with you.
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” James 4:8
“Abide in me, and I in you.” John 15:4
“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” 1 John 4:16