Today…I’m just wondering…what exactly is our view of God’s Presence?? Where do we think He is, where do we thing He can or cannot be?
Do we believe He’s far off?
Do we believe He’s here in America with us, but not in distant countries?
Do I believe He’s present here with me, but not present with my children? Even when they are away from me?
What do we believe about the Presence of God??
““Am I only a God nearby,”
declares the Lord,
“and not a God far away?
Who can hide in secret places
so that I cannot see them?”
declares the Lord.
“Do not I fill heaven and earth?”
declares the Lord.”
Our God is NEAR…and FAR.
Our God sees it ALL.
Our God FILLS HEAVEN AND EARTH.
He fills it!!
He is Omnipresent…everywhere, all at once.
So I’m just wondering…do we really believe it?
I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel so secure and confident to know that the Presence of God that surrounds me and fills me is the Presence of God that surrounds my children as they are at school and camp and friend’s houses…He fills the space that they are in!
There is nowhere that I can go that I will be alone!! There is no space or place that I can step into that His Presence is not already in.
“His Presence is everywhere I go…
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.”
So where is it that I believe He is NOT today?
What is it that I believe He cannot see?
Father…“The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you!!” (1 Kings 8:27)
Why do we think You can’t see it all? Why do we think we can hide? Why do we not trust You to envelop our children in the places that we can’t be? YOU FILL THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH!!
You fill us, Your children, with Your beautiful Presence.
Open our eyes…make us more aware of Your Presence so we can say, like Jacob,
“Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”
And help us to TRUST that You fill the places that we cannot be.
In Jesus’ Name above ALL names, Amen!
Blessings, and HAPPY FALL!!!!
“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”