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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Exotic (08/08/13)

TITLE: God's Presence is Exotic
By Wanda Sewell


Godís Presence is Exotic

I love practicing the Presence of the Lord. Day by day He and I walk together and share our lives together. I may pray or take pictures but just knowing He and I are together, well, that makes my life worth living.

The word exotic may not be a word someone has actually associated with Godís Presence and yet it fitting. One of Merriam-Websterís definitions for exotic is very different or unusual. I have found Godís presence to be very different or unusual. How you ask? Let me shareÖ

Since I was hyperactive as a child and that extended into some of my adult years, I have always had a challenging time staying still or focused. Yet I was taught how to practice Godís Presence. My first experience of Practicing His Presence came while I was in Virginia Beach, VA.

I put a chair in the center of my bedroom, sat in it and said in a matter of fact way to God, ďOk God, Iím practicing Your Presence.Ē Within 3-5 minutes I heard Godís voice and He said, ďWanda, I have neat things in store for your life.Ē I replied, ďOk, Thank You.Ē And got up, put my chair away and went on with my life.

Over the years God has told me that time and time again. I have found there is no place like His Presence. It is very different or unusual. I have found laughter, tears, heart to heart talks, forgiveness, acceptance and the like, all in His Presence. I have found who I am and in turn have been able to role model for others so they too can find their place in His Presence. I have found that over the years I can still myself longer and it is marvelous.

Yes, Godís Presence is Exotic!

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Larry Whittington08/15/13
Practicing His presence is also a defense against sin. And this is something we need all the time.

I would have liked a little more how you continued to practice his pretense through your life. Others may not know how it is done.
Wanda Sewell 08/16/13
Throw a brick.
Scarlett Farr 08/18/13
I would have loved to read more examples, especially since you have plenty of words left.
Camille (C D) Swanson 08/19/13
Thanks for sharing your story with us. Practicing God's presence and speaking with Him daily, is so important.

God bless~
Richard Hicks08/20/13
This is very true. I was left wanting to read more...
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/21/13
You did a nice job with this piece. I enjoyed sharing your faith with you and think you make some great points.

The main red ink I would offer is don't speak to the reader directly. Instead of telling that you're going to share, just go ahead and do it. You also don't need to include the definition of the topic word. Instead just jump right in about your special and distinct relationship with God.

I'd love to read even more about times when God helped you through some tough times. I like how you speak directly to him. It shows your love for Jesus and shows the reader that it is possible to have a special relationship with God. Great job.