A young lady was asked recently if she removed her nose ring when she “sang before the Lord” because she is on her church’s worship team. This person replied “no”. When I was told this, I said we are always “before the Lord”.
Think about that for a minute! We are always in the presence of the Lord. This means that he sees everything we do (even if we think our sin might be a lesser sin because we didn’t do it in a church building). He knows our thoughts and motives. I could go on and on.
If you have a relationship with Jesus Christ, the Bible says the Holy Spirit is in you. That means you are ALWAYS in the presence of the Lord. When you and I violate His commands, we grieve Him (Ephesians 4:30). So what do we do about that?
This is intended to heighten our awareness that everything we do is in the presence of God, so we should step it up. I’ve heard people say, “I can’t believe you did that AT CHURCH!” Isn’t something wrong no matter where you are?
With this in mind, our desire should be to always enjoy His presence. The best way to enjoy His presence is by striving to please Him in all you say, think, and do. When you live with a clear conscience and a clean heart, you can enjoy God to the fullest.