COLUMN: God is everywhere

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By C.L. Glasscock

I finished reading through the Old Testament. Even though I have read through it a few times before, this was a great experience. No matter how many times you read God’s word, every time you read God’s word it is a new experience.
When I grew up, I heard preachers preach that God is everywhere and that was hard for me to understand because I did not know God. Now that I have accepted him as my personal savior, it is easy for me to understand that God is everywhere.
David in Psalms 139 tells us where God was with him.
Psalms 139:4-12 says, “For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy hand shall hold me. If I say surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea the darkness hideth not from thee, but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both like to thee.”
After reading this Psalm, let’s ask ourselves a question: Can we hide from God? The answer is very simple – no, because God is everywhere.
Someone may think they can do this evil thing and no one will ever know, but you can be for sure God is watching you, in everything you do.
Another thing we may want to do is something really bad and in our mind we wonder if it is right or not. We go ahead and do it anyway and usually it is wrong, and if we are afraid to ask God about it, it is definitely wrong.
Some may say, “I know what I am going to do is wrong, but I’m going to do it anyway. God will understand and forgive me.” Now let’s ask ourselves another question: If we have trouble with the things mentioned in this article, where does God stand in our life? Is he first? Is he last? Well maybe I’m just like a luke-warm Christian.