The name Coram Deo means presence of God or before the face of God. The idea of living in God’s presence encapsulates the Christian life. To live Coram Deo is to live one’s entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God. To live in God’s presence is to understand that all of life is under the gaze of God. Whatever we set to do is done within the presence of the Omnipresent God. There is no where we can go from his gaze.
Living Coram Deo is a sober understanding of the Sovereignty of God. Understanding that if God is God, he is sovereign. Our lives are to be lived is his presence as living sacrifices, offering ourselves in a spirit of adoration and gratitude. Finally, we understand that if our lives are lived Coram Deo then they are lived not fragmented, but in wholeness. We find our unity and coherency in the majesty of God, knowing that a fragmented life is a life of disintegration. We know that to compartmentalize our life into the spiritual and non-spiritual, we fail to live as God has called us to live, in his presence. To Live Coram Deo means that we are every bit as spiritual as a dry-waller, insurance agent or homemaker as a pastor or church planter.
To live Coram Deo is to live a life in which all that is done is done as to the Lord. We live before the face of God; in his presence, we live Coram Deo.