“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” Psalms 139:7
I was speaking to a friend a couple of weeks ago, and she said she had taken time away from God. I thought about that conversation and felt sad because I understood that nothing good would come out of it, I would know. A week later, I traveled out of town for a few days and experienced my own time off from God. I went for an event that was emotionally and physically stressful for me and thoughtlessly depended on God less and less. I started seeing by sight and not by faith, and I eventually broke down emotionally. I took my eyes away from God and focused on life and got the results of that process. Now, my breakaway was unintentional, unlike my friend, but at the end of the day, it is the same thing.
Today, the verse in Psalm 139 is asking us, where can we run to, to avoid God? If we are always in His presence, is it not wise to utilize it for good? If He is for us, for our good, shouldn’t we take advantage of the grace and mercies always available from a loving Father?
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” I John 5:4-5
Like me, people tend to focus on life, feelings, and what they are going through. Taking away our eyes from Christ Jesus, our truth wrestles the victory we have over life away from us. The victory is our faith, which means regardless of what we see, feel, smell, hear, or taste in the physical, in Christ, we have overcome the world. We are victorious! The truth is that we are to have faith in Jesus, the son of God, not man. The son of the creator of all things, the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-seeing, and ever-present God. I looked away from this for a while and allowed life to overwhelm me. I believe my friend also became overwhelmed as the world and life dealt her blow after blow.
“He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.” I John 5:10
Your life is continually testifying for or against God. The way you live either glorifies God or makes Him a liar. When we live in unbelief, we prove that God’s truth in our lives are lies. We are God’s witnesses of the truth in Christ Jesus, and what are we testifying? See below:
“And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” I John 5:11
We are testifying that Christ died and that we have eternal life/everlasting life/God’s life, in Him. In Christ, I carry the presence of God, and I have the Spirit of God for guidance. However, I have realized that it is easy to say these things, but can we stand by them when push comes to shove?
I know this:
- God is always with us
- His presence is accessible as we are in the dispensation of grace
- We have overcome whatever may come against us by faith
- Our lives are continually testifying for or against God by how we chose to live
- We have the life of God in us and have access to all the spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
As the time draws near, let us focus more on the truth and not depend on our senses or our might. May God’s truth shine brightly into our hearts, setting us free in Jesus’ name!
Note: Please take out time to pray for Christians all over the world. Many have broken away intentionally and unintentionally. May they find their way back to our loving Father, back to the house of God.
Till next time, be transformed!!