Apparently, God is everywhere!
According to the Psalms, there’s not a place you can go that God isn’t already there, not only that He also knows everything and He’s not limited by time either past or future.
If God is everywhere, how come lots of people don’t notice Him or why is there so much pain and trouble in the world?
God might be everywhere but what God is that for you in your very personal situation. It reminds me of the famous song by Alanis Morrissette “Ironic”. “It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife!”
I mean what help is it to know God is everywhere, but you can’t recognise Him here and now right when you need a little divine help raising those kids!
One of the reasons we feel this way is we don’t know how to recognise God in our everyday.
What does God look like on earth? Look at the life of Jesus who is “Emmanuel”, “God with us”. He is the visible image of the invisible God. Figuring out what God would do in your situation, what He would say, starts with looking at how Jesus handled similar life problems. Eg. Are you tired, busy, overworked, even overwhelmed?Jesus encouraged one woman, “you should just sit, listen to me and talk out your troubles,” as the very solution to her workaholic lifestyle.
It’s interesting that Jesus seemed to eat His way through life! By that I mean the rhythm of His life was with others over good food. We often experience God through the company, talking, listening in the presence of other people. Many times in my life I have experienced the “aha” moment in my life over coffee and a chat about life and faith.
So, if you want to experience God here and now this week, grab a coffee (at the Woolshed or Station Square Brewers of course!) and deliberately chat about life and faith, you may sense God showing up! By the way don’t forget the number one way to experience God is in Psalm 145:18 “The Lord is close to all who call on Him!”