Your heart has been created for the Presence of God and it is not complete without His Presence living within. Naysayers try to convince you that His Presence is elusive and subjective but their voice is silenced by the desire yearning from within for a union with your Lord and Creator.
As a credible response for those who want to fill that inner voice with His perfect union, The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence was written. Author James Goll’s own journey into His Presence has brought him face-to-face with angels and the Lord. Jim has heard His voice and has moved in His Presence for many years, carefully recording what he now shares with you.
Joyfully you will discover how the Lord covets union with you as much as you seek His Presence. You will also:
- Discover the delight of quiet meditation.
- Learn to wait and to watch with your Lord.
- Experience the joy of contemplative prayer.
- Understand the fire of His love.
- Learn about others’ journeys who sought and found the sweetness of His Presence.
The wisdom contained in this book will give you moment-by-moment confidence and hope as you journey toward the joy and pleasure of His Presence.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Inward Journey: Proceeding Into His Presence
Chapter 1: The Road to True Intimacy
Chapter 2: Understanding Contemplative Prayer
Chapter 3: Journey Into the Interior Castle
Chapter 4: Extravagant Worship
Part 2: The Quietness of the Soul: Waiting on Him
Chapter 5: By the Quiet Stream
Chapter 6: The Center of Quiet
Chapter 7: Reflecting on the God Who Promises
Chapter 8: The Ponderings of the Heart
Chapter 9: Toward Greater Union with Christ
Part 3: The Outward Journey: The Fire of His Love
Chapter 10: The Fasted Life
Chapter 11: Walking Through the Tabernacle
Chapter 12: Live Coals of Fire
Part 4: The Practice of the Presence of God
The Letters of Brother Lawrence
James Goll is an artist with words gifted and anointed to draw us into the secret chambers of the heart of our heavenly Father attracted and driven by the passion and pursuit for His presence. This book is destined to become a classic.
Dr. Myles Munroe, BFM International, Nassau, Bahamas
This book impacted me so deeply on my first read-through that it is hard to find words to describe it. This book should be on every Christian’s bookshelf and if someone asks to borrow it, don’t let them have it. Buy them one instead. You will want to keep yours for further reference and study. It is destined to be a classic and will be savored by on-going generations.
Patricia King, Extreme Prophetic
About the Author
James W. Goll is the co-founder of Encounters Network – a ministry to the nations. He has traveled across the globe imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit. He is the founder of the God Encounters Training School, a member of the Harvest International Ministries Apostolic Team, and the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders. James and his wife, Michael Ann, have four wonderful children and reside in the hills of Franklin, Tennessee.