One thing that I’ve observed is student behavior changes based on parental involvement. Basically, kids behave differently with teachers and other authority figures than they do with their parents. Kids who terrorize the classroom sometimes transform into angels when their parents call a conference with the teacher. In other cases kids who are defiant and disobedient at home straighten up and fly right, be helpful, and obey every command from their coaches. This leads me to believe kids will display better behavior in the presence of the authority figure they love and respect most.
If we reverenced the presence of God like those kids reverence the parents and authority figures in their lives, our behavior would become more godly. The fear (loving reverence) of the Lord helps us achieve the right posture for repentance and life changes. Knowing and acknowledging his presence can help us straighten up and fly right in our faith.
What attitudes, habits, or sins would you change if you knew God was with you?