So … where is God?
That’s where God is.
You might not think that considering the language we choose to use about interacting with God. We talk about “encountering” God, “experiencing” God, or “meeting” God as if we have to find God in some particular place. But we don’t have to go somewhere specific to “meet” with God, and when we walk out the front door to go to work in the morning, God isn’t left alone at home until we get back.
Wherever you go, God is already there.
“I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night — but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.” Psalm 139:7-12
Knowing that God is omnipresent gives us greater insight to the Apostle Paul’s exhortation, “Never stop praying,” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (some versions say “pray without ceasing”). God is with us all the time, wherever we are … so talk to Him!
Imagine your spouse or a best friend was going to spend the entire day with you, from the time you get up in the morning, until the time you head for bed. Would you only talk to them for a few minutes in the morning and then ignore them until a few minutes before going to bed? Of course not! Because they are with you, you would engage in conversation throughout your entire time together.
That’s how we can interact with God. He is always with us, and we can converse with Him throughout our day, sharing our life with Him in its entirety.
Are you aware of God’s constant presence in your life? When do you talk to Him?