Coach Galen

the coaching practice of Galen Hiestand

Divine Presence in the Church

The context holds less value than we think.

Memorial halls, auditoriums, gymnasium, dorms, classrooms, and libraries are just as sacred a worship place as cathedrals, sanctuaries, worship centers, and houses of worship. Church decor, impressive architecture, or multi-use education facilities hold no special promise of divine presence . He doesn’t even need green space, quiet zones, nature parks, sanctuary places, and recreational playgrounds. He cares little about vestments, icons, order of services, performances of music and speech, religious holidays, padded seats, overhead screens, or platform furnishings. He seldom notices whether women wear makeup, dress up; or whether men wear suits or dress down.

God’s presence is felt by the affirmation of Truth by the Holy Spirit within the soul.

A sincere woman asked Him, “Where are we to worship God?” Jesus replied, “Believe me, woman…a time is coming and has now come when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seek. God is Spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:21-24)




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