By Matt Sorger 2:00PM EDT 9/25/2013 Charisma Magazine
We guard the habitation of God’s glory in our lives by making the right choices.
For years, my heart longed for more than just a temporary visitation of God's presence in a church service or private prayer time. Momentary encounters were not enough. I wanted visitation to become habitation.
In time, God began to answer my heart's cry, and I learned that when we prepare a place for His glory in our hearts He will show up at the most unexpected moments. This is because God longs to fill us with His Spirit on a continual basis. He wants us to live in His glory.
Scripture bears out this truth. Jesus told His Father: "The glory which You gave Me I have given them" (John 17:22, NKJV). The apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians about "Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27). He encouraged the Ephesians to "be filled with the Spirit" (Eph. 5:18). And he exhorted the Galatians, "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit" (Gal. 5:25).
As we learn to walk in the Spirit we develop a continual awareness of God's presence. After all, we are the house of God and His glory has taken up residence in us. We just need to train our spirits to be in constant communion with the Holy Spirit.