Why do Christians believe they come into God's presence through worship?

Coming into God’s presence through worship.

Christians believe that one of the most important reasons to worship God is because he loves and deserves worship. However, the Bible teaches that worshipping God also brings people closer to him; when Christians worship God they feel his closeness and presence in a greater way.

The Bible teaches that God is always with people. However, when Christians worship God they are choosing to pay attention to him - they are choosing to listen to him, speak to him, sing to him, chat with him etc.

Christians believe that when they pay attention to God they come closer and closer to him in a wonderful way - many Christians call this entering into God's presence.

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Christians believe that when they are close to God and feel his presence they feel his love, peace and joy in a greater and more wonderful way too. They also believe that in God's presence the Holy Spirit is able to work powerfully in their lives - more and more they feel the Holy Spirit's closeness, his comfort, his guidance and his help.

Coming close to God and feeling his presence through worship and spending time with him does not always feel easy to do. Giving attention to God often means not giving attention to other things; these other things might be playing games and watching TV or they might be thoughts about our busy lives. But Christians think it is something that is good to practise, so they get better and better at it. They believe the good news is that God really, really, really wants people to feel his closeness in their lives.