130 I Live in the Presence of God
1 I am quiet in God’s presence every day, contemplating and pondering His word. Examining myself, I see that many corruptions still exist in my thoughts and speech. I often show off in my speech and actions to get others to look up to me. I always seek to prevail over others, I am self-righteous and arrogant, with no semblance of a human being. Faced with the judgment and exposure of God’s word, I feel deeply ashamed. I may appear to behave well, but my disposition has not changed. I have no reality and am still so arrogant, God has detested me for a long time. I hate that I have been corrupted so deeply, and I wish to accept God’s judgment.
2 I am quiet in God’s presence and seek His will in all things. I commune with God in His words, I understand the truth and my heart is brightened. Harboring misconceptions when I encounter people, events and things shows that I have no reality. I always complain, profess my innocence and try to explain it away, and I am not obedient in the slightest. Understanding the truth, I see that God’s work to cleanse man is so real. The more it is at odds with our own notions, the more truth there is to seek. To experience God’s word and enter reality is truly to be face-to-face with God. With no more confusion or constraint, I experience God’s love.
3 I live in God’s presence and accept His scrutiny at all times. One after another, my thoughts and actions accept the judgment and cleansing of God’s word. With the work and guidance of the Holy Spirit, my heart is peaceful and at ease. My heart reveres God and He protects me; never again will I offend God. Often quieting myself in God’s presence, my heart fears God and shuns evil. I practice God’s word and conduct myself according to the truth, and I love and obey God. God’s word guides me and I embark upon the right path of belief in God. By gaining the truth my corruption is cleansed, and I praise God in my heart.