Not too long ago I drove down a road and came to one of those “T” intersections. I could go left or right. What direction would be the correct one to get me to my destination? I wasn’t sure. And if I took the wrong one, I could get good and lost. Uh-oh.
This predicament brought a thought to my spiritual mind. I don’t know about you, but I struggle a lot with knowing what God would have me do. Will I make the right choice? Will I go the right direction? Will I be “lost” and wandering around, making wrong choice after wrong choice? If I make “that” turn, will God be left behind wishing I’d come with Him?
In comes the theological words Omniscience and Omnipresence.
Simply put, God knows everything ALL THE TIME and THROUGH ALL TIME. And God is present ALL THE TIME EVERYWHERE and THROUGH ALL TIME.
So….because I am His child through Jesus, God walks with me ALL the time, through all time, and is just as present at the intersections of my life as He is taking a left or right turn WITH me. HE is Omnipresent in my life, every second and every direction. He never leaves me! HE is always BEFORE me, seeking me to follow Him, but HE is always BESIDE me, too, equally the same.
I know, that’s really difficult to grasp. Especially when we don’t “feel” we made the right choice. But, it may comfort you to know, as it does me, that this One who is not limited by time or space is always working for my/your benefit.
He is everywhere at every time, working non-stop for my good. He is the author and finisher of our faith. He makes all things work together for good.
He IS good. All the time.
I know I’ve learned this concept before, but somehow it never gets old to know that God is WITH me, not just ahead of me wishing I’d turn His way.
When we look at the cross, we see the “FINISHED” work of Jesus. Where God reached back into time, from the creation of Adam, and reached forward at the same moment to the last soul saved on earth, and took care of everything. FOREVER. We live in the grace of that moment in time…God NEVER forsakes us, leaves us without guidance or spiritual access.
Rejoice and be glad and trust Him for guiding you each step of the way!
by Cindy Best