He’ll Meet You Wherever You Are
Psalm 139:7-12 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me, if I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me, “ even the night shall be light about me; indeed the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.
Jonah 1:1-4, 9, 10, 12, 17 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.” But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. But the Lord sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up. . . .(9-10) So he said to them, “I am a Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” Then the men were exceedingly afraid, and said to him, “Why have you done this?” For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them. . . (12) And he said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me.”. . . (17) Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Jonah 2:1, 10 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. . . So God spoke to the fish, and the fish vomited him up onto dry land.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
I know several folks who do not want to accept Jesus as Lord and savior. Many feel ‘he was just a man, not the Man, the Messiah; talented speaker, charismatic, but no miracle worker.’ They do not believe God created– by voice– just spoke the world and all of creation into existence. They think there was an explosion or something. What? I’ve heard them also claim they humans were created from apes….then why are there still some apes, and some humans? What, pray tell, caused some to advance and develop and others to remain apes?
He will reach you wherever you are. You only need to reach back. He will find you in a darkened cave, in a drug filled den when you are stoned out of your mind, when you are in a dangerous situation of any kind of enemy or predator creeping close. He is everywhere, and He will reach you wherever, and set you free, bring you to Him, give you rest, and peace.e
That makes no sense to me. However, it makes no sense to me to hear folks who can see, feel, hear and experience all this wonderful world has to offer that they can really believe there is no creation and Creator. What caused the development of mountains, blue skies, lakes and ocean of vast and gorgeous blues, greens? What caused grasses and trees to have ranges in color of greens? The trees brilliantly change colors in early spring with new growth, and then change to yellows, golds, and rusts in the fall. How does one’s incredible body operate without you giving it a command? But your heart beats, your lungs fill with air, your eyelids blink, your stomach moves food along its path, all without you consciously thinking to make the various parts work.
We are a small part of God’s creation, but His most important part to Him. He made us in His likeness; He wants a relationship with us. But as most know, a relationship takes at least two beings, maybe a few more. I believe all of creation is important to Him. He is aware even of a sparrow’s fall, so He certainly cares even more for us. We are made in His image; we therefore make a bigger impact, positive or negative.
He is all knowing, and He is chasing after each of us. He will not force a relationship, He wants you to come willingly, gratefully.
I don’t understand why or how anyone wants to run from Him. But I know He is everywhere, all the time, and although you run, He can and will still be there if you ask and accept Him. Running doesn’t work to your advantage. It makes me sad to hear folks resist. What does your future look like after this life? Thankfully, I know what mine looks like, and I am so relieved. I would hate to think of nothing after. I know I will be in heaven, and with the inept words, the best descriptions these men could give of the visions they saw, I believe heaven is more spectacular than the descriptions.
I know some of the reasons folks choose to go their own way. They believe, and so far, have seemed, to be in control. They have not faced serious illness or injury, have not faced financial setbacks. They have made their own decisions in life and have chosen well for themselves. But they have no control over disease or severe accident/injuries. And maybe even then, the ones I love will not choose to reach out to God and let Him in. My heart grieves for this. My prayers will always continue in the same vein; I pray they will see His light before it is too late.
Thank You God for choosing me, and helping me and mybellaviews.