Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. – Psalm 139:7-10 (NIV)
Has there been a time in your life that you could only hope to hear God’s voice and experience His presence? Perhaps that time is right now. Whereas, you are at a fork in the road on your journey in life and you are desperate to know if you should veer to the right or to the left. You may have even demanded a time or two that He speaks to you without further delay.
Unfortunately, for many of us, we feel that we must have just the right environment in order to have a holy encounter with God. Even still, in order to have this encounter, we feel that we must usher in His presence. You may even be treating Him like a genie in a bottle whereas, you feel that if you pray all the right prayers or use a certain tone in your voice then He would magically draw near.
The key to hearing God’s voice is not to usher in His presence. The truth of the matter is that He is omnipresent, regardless of your physical whereabouts. Thus, instead of attempting to usher in His presence, we must usher out our focus on me and mine, as well as ushering out everything else that serves as an obstacle to block our ability to hear His voice loud and clear.
Lord, I thank You for Your constant presence that is not subject to the four walls of a specific building. Thank you for reminding me that I don’t have to wait for the perfect environment in order to sense Your presence.