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. Psalm 139:7-10
“Man was so engineered by God that the presence of the Creator within the creature is indispensable to His humanity.” ~Major Ian Thomas
- Find a cozy place, grab your Bible, journal, and pen. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit for help, to give you understanding as you fellowship with him and learn today.
- Read Psalm 139:1-24. Read slowly, meditate, and ask God to illuminate the scriptures as you think on and mull over these verses.
The Holy Sprit is With Me All the Time – I am Never Alone
Lately, God has been ministering to me about the Holy Spirit, how He is constantly in and with me. God is omnipresent, which means He is everywhere all the time. David, who wrote Psalm 139 had an incredible understanding of this concept. It is a beautiful truth, yet difficult for us as humans to understand.
An experience I had several months ago reminded me of God’s presence being practically available to us at any given time. While I was in town running errands, a bad snowstorm developed, making it almost impossible for me to return home. I was about 10 minutes from our house, when the cars ahead of me began to slip and slide on the snow and ice as they were trying to get up the hill presently in front of us. A few cars could no longer advance because of the slippery roads, and stopped right in the center, completely stuck. I could feel panic begin to rise within me. The tires on my minivan were not winterized, and I knew I could easily slip if I tried to pass the stopped cars. Also, what if a car came from the other direction as I passed on the wrong side? About ten minutes went by as I waited, hoping for the vehicles ahead of me to somehow get free, but they were unable.
As I prayed, watched and waited, I felt God gently say, “Do not fear. I will help you.” Because I understood God was with me, it made it easier to believe for divine assistance.
It was simple. God gave me the courage to slowly speed up, easily pass the cars and climb all the way to the top without any trouble at all! It may seem like a small miracle, but it was huge for me! The knowledge of Jesus being with me in my car helped me to trust him when the circumstances seemed impossible.
God wants to work miracles in our everyday lives. He is with us ALL the time. He does not come and go, WE do! Although we are not always aware of it or sometimes forget, this is always true.
An awareness of the Presence of God helps us to walk in the Spirit.
It’s easy to feel God when everything is peaceful, and going well. His presence is real, life is cool, in control, and easy. However, when we’re in the daily grind of life, it often feels like He is far away. Yet, the truth is, nothing has changed. He is still as close as He was before!
Moms, it is true. When your child is being ugly and refuses to obey, God is still there. He feels your disappointment and is crying with you. Ask him to help you. When you’re overwhelmed because of sickness or health issues, you aren’t alone. Ask Jesus to make you whole and pray for guidance. When exhaustion sets in, you are weary from cleaning, making meals and doing mountains of laundry while endlessly serving your family, He is ready to make things easier. Realign yourself with the truth. He is ever present. Surrender and ask Him to give you strength, to teach you how to serve lovingly. While you are making pancakes for breakfast, ask Jesus to bless and make them delicious, to feed your children’s hearts as well as their bodies. Bring Him into what you are doing, and let the awareness of His Presence work miracles in your difficult everyday affairs!
Feelings of separation may come when no-one in the world understands, yet God is always present, and he understands. We can ask for the impossible. He is looking into our eyes with compassion because he knows everything. When We face financial debt, discouragement and despair, He’s also in the middle of the crisis, ready to assist! Listen, God’s faithful Presence will help us walk through the difficult times. The miracle happens when we are aware he is near and willing to help. We can trust Him, step by step. He will provide a way to reach the other side miraculously!
Questions to ponder
- Do I believe God is always with me, that I am never alone?
- What does God’s omnipresence mean? How does that affect me personally?
- Do I fully understand God cares about the daily affairs of my life and wants to be a part of it?
- How can I be more aware and remind myself of God’s presence every day?
I believe thankfulness is a vital key to becoming more aware of God’s presence in our lives. When we are grateful, our minds shift heavenward to God. Think of all the blessings in your life and write them down. Make it a practice to remember the good things God has blessed you with and continually give him praise!
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Mari Jo had an encounter with the living God in 2000, and was freed from the bondage of legalism. She is passionate about Jesus and his love, and desires for everyone to know He is alive!