Tuesday, July 28, 2015

GOD'S PLACE

Where have we put God? Where have I put God? Where have you put God? God is always the constant. He is everywhere. He promises the believer to never leave them or forsake them. Yet in the challenging times I catch myself asking God where He is. The answer is always - "I'm still right here."

Ravi Zacharias is noted for saying - "I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense that God is so far away is because that is where we have put Him. We have kept Him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on Him in prayer, we wonder where He is. He is exactly where we left Him."

To Mr. Zacharias's comments I say -  I don't believe Christians Can place Him at a distance. First, God is omnipresent or everywhere. Second, Christians have His promises of never being without access to God. While our lack of whatever may place God on stand-by and activate our do-it-yourself mode, I don't view God as a distant God....ever. Just because we cannot understand Him and turn to our own devices does not mean He is far away.

With His promises to believers of being ever-present (Hebrews 13:5; Matthew 28:20) in their lives, there is no escaping His presence, care and counsel anytime we need to turn to Him. We just have to call His name and speak with Him anytime, anyplace. He is Emanuel - God With Us - that is God's Place.