God is everywhere. Why do people feel like they have to go look for Him? Why do they think God is more present in a movement or a particular place? God is in every church building. God is in our homes, our schools, our workplace, and our car. God is in the bars, on the streets, under the bridges, in prisons, and in hospitals. We don’t have to go to a particular temple, church, or building to see Him, feel Him, or worship Him. He is with us at all times. We are the ones who are out of touch, we are the ones who don’t realize He’s in the same room with us. I am amused when people say that they won’t enter a church because they are so terrible that the walls will fall in on them. They don’t fall in on them anywhere else, do they? We think we have to clean ourselves up to go to church, but God sees us when we are dirty, when our mood is rotten, and when we even disgust ourselves. The Lord’s love is radical. He doesn’t want to be away from His creation. We just have to open our eyes and see that He is beside us. We just have to quieten our environment and hear Him. We just have to sit still and feel His love surround us. We just have to acknowledge Him where we are at and then we see Him.
Where can I go to get away from your Spirit?
Where can I run from you?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there.
If I lie down in the grave, you are there.
9 If I rise with the sun in the east
and settle in the west beyond the sea,
10 even there you would guide me.
With your right hand you would hold me.
Psalm 139:7-10 (NCV)