Genesis 28:16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, ‘Surely the LORD IS IN THIS PLACE, and I was not aware of it.”
I just opened my email randomly this morning…and was excited to find a reply email from my blogging friend, Dora from Hong Kong. As I began to read her mail…tears began welling up in my eyes. But one sentence…one sentence in her email….made the tears begin to flow down my cheeks unstoppable. She was praying for me…and my family. She was praying for the very things…I have been praying for privately, and which I wouldn’t have thought of sharing with people outside my inner circle. Then, God took me back to Jacob’s encounter. Yes….GOD IS IN THIS PLACE…and I didn’t know not. It was as if…God was telling me….that He knows my thoughts ten years from now. He knows….what I will think, ask or do….come ten days, weeks or years down the room. GOD IS IN THIS PLACE….not because He comes and goes….God is in the place when I am at the present, God is in the place where I have been in the past, God is in the place where I will be in the future.
The tears are unstoppable, friends. GOD IS IN THIS PLACE…as He was with Jacob, so He is with each and everyone who looks up to Him…and even when we are unaware of it….GOD IS IN THIS PLACE.
If I stay….He is in this place
If I leave…He is in this place
If I lie down…He is in this place
Psalm 139:7-11 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go 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 then your hand will GUIDE ME, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hind me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you;the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
So…you get my point, friends. GOD IS IN THIS PLACE...right where you are, in your dark situation, in the impossibles of your life, in frustrations and disappointments, GOD IS IN THIS PLACE. Nothing…and I mean nothing can and will make Him leave the position of BEING in your life…
BE ENCOURAGED....because GOD IS IN THIS PLACE...and you know it not!