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The Presence Of Jesus Is Not Always Magical But It Is Powerful

    The Power of Jesus' presence

    His presence is not usually loud and showy in my life, it’s mostly quiet and still, a knowing that comes over me. He doesn’t need the show, he has the real power. He can whisper something to you in a moment.

    And then it’s up to us to obey. Sometimes the Holy Spirit will tell you to do something small, so small that it’s hard to do, but there is real power in obedience, in moving toward the call of God – Holly Furtick (Pastor Steven Furtick’s wife).

    The Presence Of Jesus Is Not Always Magical But It Is Powerful

    In our journey of faith, it’s essential to understand the nature of Jesus’ presence in our lives. Many believers expect grand, miraculous events every time they seek Him. However, while Jesus certainly performs miracles, His presence is often subtle yet profoundly powerful. This teaching explores the depth of Jesus’ presence and how it transforms our lives in ways that might not always be spectacular but are always significant.

    The Expectation of the Miraculous

    From the moment Jesus began His ministry, people were drawn to Him because of the miracles He performed. Healing the sick, raising the dead, and feeding thousands with a few loaves and fish were powerful demonstrations of His divine authority. These events, recorded in the Gospels, show that Jesus has power over nature, sickness, and even death. But as we walk with Jesus, we must remember that His power is not confined to the miraculous.

    Bible Verse: “And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased.” – John 6:2 (KJV)

    The Power in His Word

    Jesus’ words carry immense power. When He spoke, lives were transformed, hearts were healed, and minds were renewed. His teachings brought light into darkness and provided guidance for righteous living. The Sermon on the Mount, for example, offers profound wisdom that challenges us to live in love, humility, and faith. The power in Jesus’ words is still accessible to us today through the Scriptures.

    Bible Verse: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” – Matthew 24:35 (KJV)

    The Quiet Assurance of His Presence

    Often, Jesus’ presence is felt not in grand gestures but in quiet assurance and peace. When we face trials and challenges, His presence provides comfort and strength. The story of Jesus calming the storm (Mark 4:35-41) illustrates this beautifully. While the disciples panicked, Jesus was asleep, untroubled by the storm. His mere presence, once He awoke and spoke, brought peace and calm.

    Bible Verse: “And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” – Mark 4:39 (KJV)

    Transformation Through Relationship

    Jesus’ presence is transformative. This transformation might not always be immediate or visible, but it is profound. Consider the apostles who, after spending time with Jesus, were changed from ordinary men into bold proclaimers of the Gospel. This change was not because of continuous miraculous events but through their relationship with Jesus.

    Bible Verse: “And when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” – Acts 4:13 (KJV)

    Daily Guidance and Comfort

    One of the most powerful aspects of Jesus’ presence is His guidance and comfort in our daily lives. He promised to be with us always, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This means that in our daily decisions, struggles, and joys, Jesus is with us, offering wisdom, encouragement, and comfort.

    Bible Verse: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” – John 14:16 (KJV)

    The Subtle Power of Jesus’ Presence

    Jesus’ presence doesn’t always come with fanfare, but it is always powerful. It can be a still, small voice in our hearts, a feeling of peace in times of trouble, or a sense of direction when we are lost. His presence is powerful enough to change hearts, guide us in truth, and provide comfort in the darkest times.

    Bible Verse: “And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” – 1 Kings 19:11-12 (KJV)


    The presence of Jesus in our lives may not always be magical in the sense of constant miracles and signs. However, it is always powerful, offering transformation, guidance, comfort, and assurance. As believers, we are called to recognize and appreciate the profound impact of Jesus’ presence, even in the seemingly ordinary moments of our lives. His presence is a testament to His enduring love and faithfulness, providing us with the strength and courage to navigate our daily journey of faith.

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