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God With Us

Remember, the force will be with you, always – Obi Wan Kenobi. This classic quote from Star Wars stirs something in us and answers the question we have been asking for some time. Many people take comfort in this quote and many people have different ideas about what the ‘force’ actually is. While we debate these issues,  God is with us, always. Whether we believe this or not, matters not, as God has, is and always will be with us.

“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).

God is always with us. Because He is an infinite Spirit, He is not restricted to being in one location at a time. He fills every inch of space throughout the universe with all His wonderful personal attributes. Although God is distinct from His creation, all His creation exists within Him. In Acts 17:28 we are told, “In Him we live and move and exist.”


We live in His glorious presence every moment of every day. When we are alone, God watches what we do. When we do something good that nobody else knows about, God sees it and will reward us accordingly. We actually have the presence of almighty God living inside us. The apostle Paul wrote, “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16, NIV).

God wants us to “consciously” live in His presence each day. His ever-presence makes it possible for us to be in constant communication with Him and to depend on Him in every situation. But often we ignore His presence because we are so preoccupied with our lives. Sometimes we even forget He is with us while we are busy serving Him.

Yet God’s magnificent presence is all we need for any challenge that may come our way. No person or circumstance can ever remove us from the presence of our loving God. He is always with us, hearing our cries for help. He is always with us, protecting us from danger. He is always with us, watching what we do. He is our ever-present God, Savior, Lord, and Master-our dearest friend.

I am with you always ~ Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 28:20)

To find God, we must look with all our heart. To remain present to God, we must remain present to our heart. To hear his voice, we must listen with all our heart. To love him, we must love with all our heart. We cannot be the person God meant us to be, and we cannot live the life he meant us to live, unless we live from the heart.

The enemy’s plan from the beginning was to assault the heart – make them so busy, they ignore the heart. Wound them so deeply, they don’t want a heart. Twist their theology, so they despise the heart. Take away their courage. Destroy their creativity. Make intimacy with God impossible for them. The enemy may have won some of the battles, but the war is far from over, there is a bigger story going on here.

May you this week be present and look for God in the here and now. Notice where and how God shows up when we take the time to be present.




Like heaven has come to earth


Like you never been hurt


Like the whole world laughs with you


As if no one can hear you


As if no one is watching


Like there are no winners


As you have plenty


Until your face hurts


All of this each day

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