You can quote me on that (part 11)

Here are some more quotes. Not all are positive but all where interesting in some way. Reading them through again they are a bit of a mixed bag actually:

Steff Listern quoted Spurgeon about the Phoenician woman at the last Prayer and fasting. Can’t find the exact quote but its something like: “She asks and doesn’t get an answer so she reasons that he has not said no so all is well! Then she asks again and he speaks! She has word now from his lips and so is confident that works will follow! Then he calls her a dog. A dog she reasons is part of the family, and get crumbs from under the table!”

Elijah in the Old covenant  caused famine, called down fire, summoned bears to tear apart youths. In the New Covenant Elijah will restore the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to their fathers. It all changes! It’s not judgment but reconciliation. (He emphasizes the discontinuity) Kris Vallotton

It seems to me to be very, very hard to come up with an atheistic explanation of conscience, any more than you could have a compass without a magnetic north. PETER HITCHENS

Hunger is an escort to the deeper things of God, You satisfy! Misty Edwards

When are my greatest moments of doubt? Often when I’m reading the Old Testament or indeed the Epistles of St. Paul. I do find them rather provoking towards feelings of, oh, no, do I really have to put up with this? PETER HITCHENS

When you tell God you love him he puts it on speaker phone” Bill Johnson

Mercy is not getting what you do deserve. Mercy is getting what you don’t deserve. If a policeman stops you for speeding and doesn’t give you a ticket – that’s mercy. If he stops you for speeding and gives you $1000 that’s grace. Kris Vallotton

“Christianity is not about God it’s being with God.” Joaquin Evans

“There is a divine, redemptive nuclear power in words.” Rob Bell

‘I had so many irons in the fire I put the fire out!!’ – J John

Religion looks in at the party through the window. From the cold street outside it makes a virtue of freezing to death. Jesus invites us in to the warm to eat and drink with him.   me:-)


I love your presence (part 5)

Here is some of my notes from the healing conference in Kent a few weeks ago. I appreciate that they will not be much interest to most people and are a bit too bitty but it’s doing me a lot of good writing them up  and I want to keep a record of them. I’m pushing forward at the moment with the idea of putting more stuff online. I can’t see much reason to keep this where I will forget about it and no one else will ever see it. Anyway, this talk was given by Joaquin Evans:

  • Christianity is not about God it’s being with God.
  • God is not just a healer he is healing. Healing is not just something he does from time to time, it is something that he is, his presence brings healing. Where his presence goes healing goes. If God is healing then wherever he is healing will come. (me – God releases the captives, “where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom” – however God is sometimes very present with people in captivity…)
  • Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is a substance. (me – I have often wondered about what this verse is saying about faith…I must look into it more. Similarly with the idea of the anointing…)
  • Belief needs expectancy to become faith. You can believe but not do or expect something to happen. Faith has expectancy. (me – I like this, not least because God has been highlighting the word expectancy for me as a key part of faith).
  • They often see miracles without anyone laying hands on people. Once a man’s ear started hearing again as he stepped into the room.
  • “We lay hands on people if we have to”
  • Faith is spelt risk because we have to step out
  • Sometimes the best thing you can do is outside the box. There was a lady with crushed bones, I think in her foot. An off road vehicle had run over her. You would think that would take lots of prayer. They just said to her “Walk down to the wall and back” and she was healed.
  • The world is currently experiencing the greatest revival that has ever touched the Earth (apart from when Jesus was around). It’s not just happening in one place, it’s worldwide.
  • Col 1:19 – “peace” in this verse means to be made whole or to be set at one again.
  • (me – creation waits for the sons of God to be revealed because son ship is more primary). Not conservation but conversion.
  • “The cool of the day” = “ruach/breath of the day”, => Adam walked with God in the spirit. (me – I can kind of see that as the word can be translated “breath”)
  • I command this knee to behave itself” ie call the knee back into the order it was created for.
  • A man persuaded his father who had stage for esophageal cancer to come to the Bethel healing rooms. His father didn’t want to go but agreed on the condition that no one would lay hands on him. Everyone respected his desire when he was being prayed for, except a 12-year-old boy who hadn’t heard the instruction. The boy placed his hand on the man and the man fell over backwards and was out for 45 mins. There is no junior holy spirit! When the man came round he remarked what are the odds I would have landed on a pillow! (of course it had been put there for him after he fell!). He had felt fire and warmth in his chest and throat. While he was out Jesus had introduced himself. If you asked him who led him to the Lord he would reply “Jesus!”. He was totally healed and completely free of cancer. He got so tired of telling the specialists what had happened to him he made a brochure to tell all about it.
  • This man who I think is called Rick now drives people up every other weekend to the healing rooms to get them healed. He drove one lady who was going to die up to Redding. During the six-hour drive she was in great pain. She didn’t sleep all night when she got there because of the pain and the fear that it would not work. They brought her in a wheelchair. In 20 min she was up doing laps around the healing rooms.
  • The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. That means “God will do it again” (me – I am still looking in to this as I can’t quite see it).
  • A lady called Betty is 87 years old and is the most dangerous lady in the kingdom of heaven.
  • There is no such thing as a hard place once you show up.
  • In the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem Joaquin got a pain in his jaw. He asked two ladies if they had any pain in their jaw but they didn’t. He kept asking people until someone said “yes, how did you know?“. He replied “the God of Israel showed me“. If there is ever supposed to be a hard place you would think it would be in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem. He prayed “in the name of the God of Israel, pain going“. When the person got healed he told them that this power is available through Jesus who we believe is the Messiah. The man he was healed couldn’t really argue because he had already has experience of Jesus and his power. It is hard to argue with an experience of the truth.
  • Jesus demonstrated first and explained second. (not always true but he did use miracles to back up his words “so that you may know…get up and walk”).
  • Anyway, after healing the man they called out to see if anybody else want to be healed. Breakthrough releases more breakthrough. Faith releases more faith. Just start with the one.
  • This might sound like an odd question but have you got pain in your left shoulder?”
  • I think they ended up being there 45 min healing loads of people.
  • Joaquin wasn’t always a Christian. For a while he was one foot in and one foot out. He prayed for two days “if you are real show up”. God said “you need to be humble”. He prayed what he later found out to be a very dangerous prayer “okay, then humble me“. In a meeting God told him to “get low“. The speaker was talking about this generation being the captain of the final harvest. He then said “there are people who need to humble themselves before God”. Joaquin said “if its you [God] get him to say it again“. The man did.  Joaquin ran to the front and threw himself on the ground. The liquid love of God fell on him and he had a vision of Jesus on the other side of a lake saying there is enough for anyone to have all they want. Joaquin was standing ankle deep at the water’s edge.
  • I do not have all the answers. “Not everyone that we pray for gets healed”. But I will see more tomorrow than today. When someone doesn’t get healed it’s important not to take offence. Why does someone get healed one time and not someone else the next time? I don’t know. Lean not on your own understanding. If I do not stop I will have more breakthrough.
  • They stopped people in Croatia and asked “do you want to feel the power of God?”. They place their hands over the hands of the person they were talking to and they felt the power of God. That makes talking about Jesus a whole lot easier because people have already encountered him
  • It’s about hosting his presence and letting him be good.
  • A number of people got healed to the conference. A five-year shoulder injury, a four-year numbness on one side from a 20 footfall. Four years of pain in the feet (and he was a postman!). Many years of pain the top of the back went in Jesus name. 10 years of allergies to fruit and vegetables and that’s gone. They eight an apple at lunch and lived to tell the tale (ie they suffered no ill effects). 20 years of pain and numbness all gone. Four years of pressure in the ears gone. They can also hear better now.
  • I think it was Bill Johnson who said “when you tell God you love him he puts it on speaker phone“.

I love your presence (part 3)

I have been writing up my notes from a healing conference I went to a few weeks ago in Kent. The two key speakers were Joaquin Evans and Josh Stephens. I think Josh started taking at this point:

  • Testimony means do it again(me – I’m not quite sure how they get this. They made reference to Rev 19:10. When I looked up the word translated testimony there means “evidence given, a record or report, witness, the office committed to the prophets of testifying concerning future events, what one testifies i.e. before a judge”.
  • Allergies aren’t in heaven.
  • Always check things out with a doctor first unless God says otherwise.
  • You will know the truth, that is you will have an encounter which is not simply an intellectual assent of it.
  • God likes to heal through multimedia. Texts, skype, e-mail answering machines. I sometimes get words of knowledge when I receive a text from somebody.
  • The girl with an allergy once got a phone message from someone at a meeting where people were getting healed of allergies. She couldn’t hear anything on the recording just some mumbling. Later on she realised she hadn’t taken her medication and she was feeling much better. She was healed!
  • People that expect things get things (my paraphrase)
  • You don’t need to pray and fast harder. It is the grace of God.
  • God gives his gifts for free. It’s about impartation not just fasting.
  • That’s how we will see generational growth in this area. It can’t be limited to what we ourselves can do.
  • On the other side of fear is your biggest breakthrough.
  • Identify where your thoughts are coming from.

God speaks to you through your thoughts.

  • Josh went into Hindu temple while on a treasure hunt. Sometimes the holy spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with boldness. He was going to stay outside but then suddenly boldness came upon him and he went in. He had a Word of knowledge about someone’s dodgy knee. The first few people he asked were fine but then he saw some young people at the back of the room. One was 15 or 16. He said “no but you can pray for him”.  His friend had a hand in a bandage. As Josh prayed he said “you are releasing energy on me I can feel it, the pain is leaving my hand“. He takes the bandage off. Other kids gather and even pray with words of knowledge and people get healed. They get their family members and more people get healed. They ask “how do you do these things?”. After they ask you gradually tell them about Jesus. Eight kids give their lives to Jesus in a Hindu temple! 15 to 20 miracles take place. There are some other kids that started feeling extremely drunk. “I feel fire on my hands!” one says. He gets two of the people who have just become Christians to pray for and heal some of their friends. They haven’t been saved 2 min and yet God is working miracles through them. They haven’t earned it. It’s a gift.
  • me – if you don’t see anything happen don’t think it’s something that you are doing wrong. It’s not that. Its grace. Look to Jesus, looked to God alone its grace!
  • Take the testimony and repeat it until it happens again. Use other people’s Testament if you don’t have your own.
  • Share what you hear until it happens.
  • In Acts 18 Jesus says you shall receive power when the holy spirit comes upon you. It’s not a one-time experience. You will be a witness of what you experience. Josh has seen cancer healed and the deaf hear and is not because he is deserving of God working through him. Its grace.
  • It’s not about me or us. When we pray long and hard we can actually lose faith. Our attention comes on ourselves. “The longer I pray the less faith I have” says Josh. (me – that sounds odd at first but God does not do something based on our efforts. Jesus says we must not think we’re heard because of our many words. Its grace! All we need to “do” is trust God and expects him to work.
  • With words of knowledge it never hurts to ask even if you are wrong.
  • If you pray once and nothing happens simply praying again.
  • Sometimes it’s good to tell someone to do something and as they go they are healed.
  • The key to breakthrough is to get someone to step out and do something they couldn’t do before.
  • “Thank you God that you are good and that you hear and that it’s not about us. Let your Grace just rest upon so and so…. How does it feel?”
  • Expectancy brings breakthrough
  • Josh had grown up in a Christian and had loved God his whole life. He never really went off the rails. Then he went to Bible College and almost lost his faith!
  • He didn’t know about the spirit of God coming upon people until three years ago. Before that time he had never let anyone to Christ or healed anyone.
  • Them over the last three years he seen hundreds saved and thousands healed and delivered.
  • When someone said they had been prayed for many times before he said “let’s pray like it’s the first time then”
  • they prayed for someone in Virginia who had been trampled on by a horse. Most things in her body were not working properly. Swelling, numbness, ringing in the ears. 45 min later every symptom was gone!
  • Once, not sure if it was a time of the previous feeling they were on top of an Aztec temple where there had been in the past many human sacrifices. They were there for 45 min of miracles and salvation.
  • It’s way way way easier than you think.
  • Everywhere you go it is easy. But some places it’s really easy!
  • “When I feel nothing I think about how much God loves them”
  • someone said “when Joaquin gave his testimony I felt fire on my hands, oh this is why people do wacky things!”
  • You don’t have to pray really hard for God to show up. He wants to.
  • Everything in the kingdom is about increase.
  • It’s not about how much God pours out it’s how much we can receive.

I love your presence (part 3)

I have already blogged some of the main things that impacted me from a recent healing conference in Kent. Now I will put up some of my notes. I took pages and pages of them in my ineligible (woops, I meant illegible!) script. My hand kept cramping up with the effort but what they were saying was so good I didn’t want to loose any of it. On the left here I have scanned in the first page of my notes for posterity. Apparently hand writing is on the way out as everyone is inputing words via computers nowadays. Just read this article in the independent that explores that and other possibilities:

I must say it would have saved me hours if I had been able to input my notes into a computer at the time rather than have to type them up later. The plus side is I get to go through the notes in detail all over again which I am really enjoying.

At first it threw me that Joaquin Evans  was introduced as “Wakeem” but that is how it’s said apparently. He is the director of the Bethel healing rooms in the states. He says

“My full-time job is healing, everything to do with my job description has healing in it. But I can’t heal the sick! But God can. And he is good at his job. He needs less help than we think he needs. God is good at healing….”

  • God chose to partner with us. He wants to come where there is a surrendered heart. We worship him and then get out of the way. And amazing things happen.
  • We could call this conference “revival made easy!
  • He is good, so good things happen when he comes.
  • What if God wants to come in his measure and not ours?
  • God wants to be with you more than you want to be with you. He wants to move through you.
  • God’s “decent and in order” looks different than ours. Have you ever read about heaven in the Bible? It’s wild! (see Rev 19:4)
  • We have seen skin tumors literally wiped off. Rheumatoid arthritis healed, someone with a tumor in the eye receive their sight. People with metal plates able to move in ways they’ve not been able to before.
  • He is better at his job than we are at ours.
  • Why healing is so important:
  • the entire gospel message is captured in one healing. The gospel in pill form is captured in every healing.
  • In Luke 10 Jesus tells his disciples to go into the world, heal the sick, and tell people the kingdom of God has just come near them; that they have just had a tangible touch of the reality of God and an encounter of his love.
  • It’s way simpler than we make it out to be. Make it your goal to see the kingdom of God breakout and for people to know the love of God, not simply healing. If it’s just healing you have missed the point.
  • We can hit people over the head with information or give them an experience with the truth.
  • Someone might say “I don’t believe in Jesus“. We say “that’s okay I do!” When they get healed well be right there to answer their questions.
  • If your neighbor has a daughter with leukaemia does she want a hot meal or someone who knows God can heal the sick?
  • 1 Corinthians 12 talks about gifts of the spirit including healing and miracles but one Corinthians 13 says the greatest gift is love. Healing has to operate under the umbrella of love.
  • It’s not about our performance. How much I have prayed or how many people I have healed recently. It’s just about him and his presence. Our attitude should be “God you are so good you will do it anyway”.
  • Put your attention on God “wow, papa!”
  • It is not about our works it’s about us wanting to see his goodness and his kingdom and his love touch the world. Not simply in healing but in all kinds of ways.
  • Healing has already been paid for.
  • If you want to see an increase in miracles get used to declaring “he is good
  • In Matthew 10:1 Jesus gives his disciples authority. We don’t need to ask God for something he has already given us. We already have authority to heal.

Jesus, Peter and Paul

  • In Luke 7:19 John the Baptist begins to wonder if Jesus is the Messiah. In verse 21 Jesus sends his messengers back to tell him “what you have seen and heard: the blind receive site, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised,  and the good news is preached to the poor”.
  • Offence is one of the greatest manifestations of the anti-anointing. “And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” (ESV) Luke 7:23    (the NIV has “fall away” but offence makes the sense clearer I think).
  • God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. (ESV) Acts 10:38. (me – God was with him = He carried the presence of God and the power of God)
  • God is in love with people.
  • Why is it important to go after healing? In Acts 2:22 Peter says that Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles and wonders and signs.
  • In John 20:21 Jesus says “as the father has sent me, I am sending you”. Then he breaths on them and says “receive the holy spirit“. (me – he then seems to say that they can grant or withhold the forgiveness of sins).
  • In Romans 15:19 Paul says he proclaimed the gospel of Christ by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the spirit..
  • There are only two rules. Have fun and don’t pray too hard.

I love your presence (part 2)

I have tones of notes from my time at a recent healing conference with the guys from Bill Johnson’s church  but at this point I am just blogging the main things that have stuck in my heart.

The first was that I caught a desire for more of the presence of God as an experiential reality and have been enjoy it ever since. The second was grace. Not salvation grace as such (I have been blessed to be in a church for over 10 years that emphasizes grace in such a great way) but power grace. They didn’t use that term but I don’t know what else to call it (gifts of the Spirit is a good biblical term for it!). Interestingly, before I went, a few quotes from Reinhard Bonnke had stuck in my head. This man, who is seeing amazing miracles, says this:

Power! That is the essence of the gospel. A powerless gospel preacher is like an unwashed soap salesman. Singing ‘There is power, power, wonder-working power in the precious blood of the Lamb,’ and then having to fast and pray for a month to get power does not add up. Appropriate the power of the Gospel by faith. It works. REINHARD BONNKE

There is a temptation to think we need to pray for hours, fast for days and speak in tongues continually in order to see the sick healed. That, says Bonnke, is not true and can even be undermining to the glory of the gospel. By faith we apply God’s power to situations. It’s so easy for a zealousness for God’s kingdom to stall if we rely on our own works to provide the power.

The two main speakers at the conference were Joaquin Evans and Josh Stevens and both seemed to effortlessly heal and get words of knowledge. They emphasized that it was God’s presence that brought healing, not their own efforts or merit. Time and time again they would say “God’s healing such and such a thing” and sure enough he was. If anyone prayed it was only for a few seconds and in a very relaxed way, and then many people discovered that they were healed. Simple as that. When they testified to being healed more people got healed simply by hearing the testimony.

Jesus does say “this type only comes out by prayer” but that seemed to be the exception rather than the rule, and in any case, he didn’t say “by hours of prayer“. If we pray for ages thinking God will be impressed, or motivated by our dedication we have moved into works based ministry.

Matt 6:7   “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. (ESV)

This passage points away from ritual to relationship. Both Joaquin and Josh (just found Josh’s blog and another one but not sure whos said that their passion was for the presence of God and that by perusing it they had stumbled into miracles and healing and words of knowledge. They emphasized that prayer and time with God was not a duty but a delight for them. Obviously there is a place for discipline, but if you are asking “how long should I pray for?” you have missed the point of it by a mile. It’s like asking how much time do I have to spend with my children for them to grow up psychologically healthy. Their psychology is not the main issue, love and relationship is. I spend time with them because I love them and want to be with them for their own sake not primarily for some goal I want to achieve, all be it a good one. In any case the goal of producing healthy secure children is best fulfilled by loving them as an end in itself. Someone once said ‘putting first things first makes second things best’. If I love them just for some end goal it will probably backfire anyway. In the same way I want to love God for the sake of it. I want to delight in him and his love for me for the pure joy of it. I want to know and dwell in his presences because it’s the best place to be right now even if it never achieved anything in the future. Power is the overflow of prioritizing his presence.

One final thing before I re-read and type up my notes is that we went out on the streets to share God’s love with people. I plucked up courage to speak to a few people and learnt a lot in the process. I trust God will use what I did although it’s hard for me to see right now how! It was scary but as Josh kept saying “on the other side of your biggest fear is your greatest breakthrough”. That was all the encouragement I needed.

I love your presence (part 1)


Joaquin Evans


Wow, just got back from another great conference. The main speaker was Joaquin Evans who is the director of the healing rooms at Bill Johnson’s “Bethel” church in the states. Josh, another great guy who was with him, spoke too as did Pete Carter who was hosting the conference. I have made tonnes of notes which I will endeavor to transcribe but for now I just want to make some general remarks.

Although it was a healing conference and I went with a desire to move forward in that particular area, the overwhelming thing I took away with me is a desire for more of the presence of God. The two main speakers lived lives in the tangible, knowable, experiential, powerful, presence of God.

When Paul talks about us being temples of the Holy Spirit and about fellowship with the Spirit, and when Jesus says that he would send ‘another’ to be with us and that indeed he would always be with us, they are not merely passing on information that would otherwise be unknowable; things, as it were to bear in mind. They were talking about a tangible, experience-able knowledge of a reality. Being a Christian is being with Jesus. That’s the deal. Now, of course, I agree that truth trumps experience, so when we don’t feel like God is with us we can know that he is, and act accordingly, but it’s a truth that can and should be experienced. In thick fog a pilot needs to use his artificial horizon but his plane also has windows so that most of the time he can look outside. Most of the time his reality doesn’t need to be mediated, it can be experienced.

Closely related to the presence of God is knowing the love of God. You can tell someone that God loves them and they can agree that, “yes, he does”, but that is not the fullness of what the bible means when it uses the word “know”. Again it is experiential. When Paul prays for the Ephesians:

Eph 3:16-19   that according to the riches of his glory [God] may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith–that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (ESV)

he is not trying to persuade them to agree to a fact. He longs for them to have a supernatural experiential encounter with truth. He even says that this love surpasses knowledge!

I love hearing people who know something of the experience of the Holy Spirit teach the bible. It’s such a shame when wonderful passages like this are watered down to head knowledge and holy living. Talk of living by the Spirit and fellowship with the spirit should not be reduced to mere moralism.

They talked about the anointing, and how as we spend time in God’s presence we get “smeared with Him”. That is something of what anointing means apparently. It’s a wonderful thought. When we come back from a pub, or restaurant, or staying at a hotel,  we smell of the place we have been. When we get clothes via eBay they smell different to our clothes – they carry the smell of their owners. It got me thinking. Do I smell of the presence of God? Dogs can smell fear but demons can smell God!

So often I experience tangible fear and anxiety. The fact that something might go wrong is not just head knowledge. It affects my heart and I experience fear. Fear can have a powerful effect on my emotions, and my thinking and my actions. How much more should the knowledge of God’s love flood my heart with joy and motivate me to extend the kingdom. In fact, the bible says that the knowledge and experiential power of this love “casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). I love that expression “cast out” (the Greek word is “Ballo”). It makes me think of a fight taking place in a wild west Saloon. In the movies there is always a shot from the outside as the fight rages inside, then crash! the bad guy is thrown through the window and out onto the dusty street outside. That is what “cast out” means. “To throw, not caring where it falls, to let go of”. It’s used in Rev 6:13 to describe how figs fall from a tree in a fierce wind. In John 13:5 it describes water being poured out of a basin and in Mark 12:41 where Jesus is “casting out” the money changers from the temple. I know what it is to walk around with a knot of anxiety. Now I want to enjoy the freedom that a knowledge of God’s love and presence brings.

Again, when our spirits cry “abba” Father it’s a wonderful experiential exclamation, not a stoic, factual declaration. Rom 8:15, Gal 4:6. On the way back from the conference I realized that I never called my dad “Father” or, in my remembrance at least, even “daddy”. I call him dad. I wondered if I could call God “dad”. It sounded odd but intimate. Thanks to having a good earthly dad using that term of address immediately brought with it massive positive emotional and relational content. I am still being cautious with this as it seems so amazing and too good to be true. Too irreverent, too informal, too close. It’s much easier to use the old fashioned, Victorian sounding “father” as it has enough religion about it to keep God at a polite distance. It recognizes the truth but doesn’t lead me into a full experience of it. Calling God “dad” on the other hand puts me in his arms, and in his heart. It brings security and acceptance and joy and peace.

I grew up in a church where at the end of each meeting the following was said:

2 Cor 13:14   The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (ESV)

Now that’s a great thing to say but sadly for me it was just words. Now I want it to be a reality. For these things to “be with me”.

I came back from the conference singing a great song.

In the glory of your presence
I find rest, for my soul
In the depths of your love
I find peace, makes me whole

I love, I love, I love your presence
I love, I love, I love your presence
I love, I love, I love you Jesus
I love, I love, I love your presence

It’s so true. I do love his presence.