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Harvest Daily 12/28/04

  • 2004 Dec 21
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December 28
God Is with You
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. - Psalm 139:9-10
Not only is God all knowing (or omniscient), He is also omnipresent, which means He is present everywhere.  Psalm 139:7-10 describes this great quality of God.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?  Or where can I flee from Your presence?  If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.  If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
Now again, the omnipresence of God can be comforting or frightening.  It all depends on what side of the fence you are on.  You see, if you are not right with God and you are trying to run from Him, I want you to know today it isn't going to work.  Wherever you go He will be waiting for you.  Jonah found this out.  "I will escape from God," he said.  But God was waiting for Him.  You cannot escape from God's presence.
If you are trying to run from God, that is a cause for concern.  It means that your efforts will meet with failure.  But if you are walking with God, you'll find great comfort, because you will never be alone.  When you walk through your fiery trials, when you go through your times of difficulty, when you have to weather life's storms, God is there.  Whenever God lets His children go through a fiery trial, He always keeps one eye on them and one eye on the thermostat.  He will not give us more than we can handle.  He is there with you.
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