I searched everywhere for God. I tried to find him at the beach but he wasn’t there. I tried to find him in nature. I tried to find him in quiet places at a park. I tried to find him through motivational books and speeches. Sometimes I tried to find him in church but the sermon given wasn’t for me that day and I didn’t get the word I desperately needed to hear from the Lord. I tried to find him through friends but they didn’t know the right words and didn’t say the right things. I searched for him and seemingly wasn’t where I needed him to be.
But when I left the beach, he spoke to me on the ride back home. When I left the park and the nature trails he found me at home, alone in the stillness. What I didn’t hear in a sermon that day he spoke to me through a gospel song or motivational song that he put in my head or a bible verse that he placed in my heart. He speaks to me on my way to the bathroom or when I am siting on the toilet or taking a shower. He speaks to me in the middle of my hotel room. He speaks to me through a commercial. He speaks to me through a complete stranger. He speaks to me in my dreams. He finds me. It’s not so much that I find him but he finds me.
God is an omnipresent God. He isn’t only in one place but many places. I couldn’t confine him to places. I couldn’t put him in a box. I couldn’t control where I would find him. God doesn’t speak to you in the same way all the time. He might have given you a revelation on the beach but the next one might come about while you’re on a plane. God is everywhere and you can’t minimize his power. He’s everywhere I am; always with me wherever I go.
Job said, “I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him. On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him. He hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him. But he knoweth the way that I take. When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”