9 Bible Verses to Usher You Into the Presence of God

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9 Bible Verses to Usher You Into the Presence of God

Sometimes the most powerful motivator for me to slow the busyness of life to BE with God is a simple invitation, spoken straight from His Word.

To such an invitation, my spirit can’t help but say, “yes!”

As I talked with one of my nearest, dearest friends this week, she mentioned a list she’d curated of Bible verses about spending time with God. My interest was piqued, and I asked her to send me a copy.

I spent the next morning looking through and carefully reading all of her verses. I also thought and prayed about which ones I would add to the list. Just looking at this sweet list filled me with such peace and joy in this beautiful relationship to which God has called me. To which he has called you.

It’s breathtakingly intimate and personal.

So now, I’m giving you this gift of invitation into God’s presence. (Let’s be honest, this gift is straight from God and so holy.)

Please take some time to carefully pray through these verses. If one stands out to you, speaks to you, motivates you, and inspires you, please take the time to copy it down and put it where you’ll see it and be reminded.

Then follow through… spend time with your Abba.

9 Verses to Usher You Into the Presence of God

Isaiah 50:4

“The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom,
    so that I know how to comfort the weary.
Morning by morning he wakens me
    and opens my understanding to his will.” (NLT)

Jeremiah 33:3

“‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’” (NIV)

Psalm 46:10

“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.’” (NIV)

Psalm 42:1-2

“As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?” (NIV)

Psalm 84:1-2

“How lovely is your dwelling place,
    Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
    for the courts of the Lord…” (NIV)

James 4:8

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (NIV)

John 15:5

“’I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.'” (NIV)

Psalm 27:8

“My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’
    Your face, Lord, I will seek.” NIV)

Hebrews 10:19-22

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” (NIV)


Would you like to cultivate an eternal perspective?

I’ve found scripture writing to be a sweet and effective way to focus myself in on God’s word. That’s why I created this 30 Scripture Writing Plan. It’s themed around the sections of scripture that have helped me set my heart on heaven more than any others.

Join me as I share some of my favorite Bible verses with you.


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  1. theshazblogger says:

    Hello there!

    I absolutely loved this post! The selection of Bible verses you’ve provided truly speaks to the heart and the soul. In a world filled with constant busyness and distractions, it’s so important to take a moment to reflect on the presence of God in our lives.

    The verse from Psalm 16:11, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore,” resonated with me deeply. It’s a beautiful reminder that God’s presence is where we find true joy and lasting fulfillment.

    Your explanations and insights on each of these verses were insightful and beautifully articulated. They added a layer of understanding and depth to the verses, making them even more meaningful.

    Thank you for sharing these verses and your thoughts on them. They serve as a wonderful guide for those seeking a deeper connection with God. I’ll be revisiting this post whenever I need a reminder of the importance of being in His presence.

    Keep up the fantastic work on your blog! I look forward to reading more of your inspirational content.
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  2. Isaac says:

    Thanks so much brethren,the words is very inspiring to me God bless you

  3. Steven says:

    Men shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that processed for the mouth of God.

  4. Stoney Malon says:

    Thank you. The verses were heartwarming and I was really blessed. Was inspiring as past months had me lost touch spiritually, and I thank God for this as, drawing from these verses, surely ushers me back into God presence. And I would like to share this to others as well. God bless you.

  5. Beryl Cupidon says:

    The bible verse are very touching my daughter enjoy it thank you for the encouragement..

  6. Wayne says:

    T.K. The tiredness is your outer man. I’ve struggled with this every week, for decades, but my inner man is stronger every year. Eph 3:16 says our born again [ insides] will get stronger and stronger, to the degree that we pursue that.

    I can hear my outside complaining, but KNOW that my inner man is renewed, is drawing close. John 3: the spirit blows in our life like a wind. The natural man doesn’t understand that. Jesus said “You’ve been a teacher, and you don’t KNOW these things!” I have the Nicodemus dullness, but the born again sharpness of Paul or John.
    A short sincere prayer, a sacrifice of praise, many small actions are seen by the LORD. My physical tiredness is unimportant.

  7. Marie Grace Cinco says:

    I love it! Can help a lot.
    Thank you…

  8. Ursula McClary says:

    Thank you for sharing.My favorite scripture you shared is Psalm 84:1-2
    The priviledge to enter into the presence of God is absolutely mindblowing.The more I know Him,the more I want to know Him.We gain so much when we spend time in His presence,but the greatest gain is to know Him and love Him.

  9. Julius Irabor says:

    God bless you, more grace to serve and heaven at last.

  10. Carrie John Ee says:

    Great post!!!❤️
    Here is another scripture that I meditate on about seeking His Presence :

    John 14:21
    The person who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who [really]loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show ( reveal, manifest) Myself to Him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him]. AMPC
    I’m declaring this and a few more till he comes ..,
    He will.❣️

  11. Prince machete says:

    thanks alot may GOD bless u

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  13. Kenzie says:

    Thanks so much! This was good inspiration as I was looking for verses that will fit a post I’m writing on advent. Was looking for a good Psalm and, Psalm 84 was perfect!

  14. Lynne says:

    Sorry silly me , I click on the pictures. Just now I click on the link. I knew the minute I opened my mouth I would find the answer. LOL. Thank you and have a wonderful day !!!

  15. Lynne says:

    Hello, For some reason I only see 5 verses, on both sheets of paper above. Did I make a mistake somewhere? Love your web site. Thank you.

  16. Ejikeme says:

    This is exactly what I need in these challenging times of expecting total healing and deliverance by being in God’s presence.

  17. Ty says:

    God bless you! This was much needed and will be added to my daily affirmation.

  18. Thank you for these verses about coming into the presence of God. Just what I was looking for as I’ll be leading a group prayer time at our writers retreat in a couple of weeks time. I particularly like Psalm 84. Beautiful.

  19. T. Kuykendall says:

    Thank you. I was searching for scriptures about being too tired to spend time with God and I found you.

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