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Where You Are

Where You Are

February 2017

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We all have a general notion of where things or people are in our life. We know where our room is, where we keep our food, where our family may live, or where our phone is (most of the time). Everyone has an idea of where their most valuable items are kept or where those who are most important to them are.

The same is true for God. We know according to Scripture that God rules from Heaven (Psalm 103:19, Psalm 123:1). We know that He is also alive in every believer on the planet, and we know that He continues to move in our lives and those around us. But, we often miss out on where God truly is in our own lives. God places a high calling on our lives and often leads us to uncomfortable or difficult places, but how often do we get to that uncomfortable place and act like or perceive that God isn’t there? Such examples include moving to a different city, taking a new job, or transferring to a different school and feeling that God is no longer there or near. I’m not saying that He isn’t there in that mysterious, adventurous place, but I am saying that we often take our eyes off of Him when we arrive, whether its because of hardships or how smooth life becomes.

God is constantly with us, going with us wherever we go. Scripture backs this statement numerous times. In Joshua 1:9, the Lord tells Joshua to “not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” King David in Psalm 23 records the Lord’s leading and closeness at all times. Jesus Himself declared during His great commission in Matthew 28:20 that “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  So God is not only constantly in Heaven sovereign over all, but He is also with us in the moment. Yes, we should continue to pray bold prayers for Him to lead us, but when should understand that when we pray “Lord, I want to be where You are”, we are praying to be present in our current realities. He is constantly moving and working within us and around us right where we are. We should be mirrors of His love.

To be where He is means to be present in our current place, season, or moment. We can rest knowing that He is right there with us, guiding and blazing the path before us.