“Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? To be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there!” Psalm 139.7,8
God has surrounded me, especially during the past 96 hours, absolutely, totally, and completely! Everywhere I turn, I find love, grace, assurance, and acceptance touches. A work-mate calling unexpectedly to share conversation. An inner nudge to call a friend, then finding the time of sharing grace was what both thirsted to have from God. A surprise conversation of thanks from someone working on the team who crossed many boundaries (painted my eyes at a Christmas party a year ago). Emails asking for help from people too often independent. Everywhere, at work, home, on the telephone, the train, and in the pub at a Christmas party, God is there.
In the past, I feared where God might be or do. I knew if I did certain things, or went into an “evil” place, that the Spirit would leave me. I was so wrong.
Everything changed when I asked God to come into my life. I found that God knew my previous invitations were not serious so he answered with a quiet “no”. When I passionately, intensely, with annoy persistence and conviction asked, no demanded that God do His work; He answered “yes”.
I now find myself watching for the Spirit. I find Her in all the nooks and crannies of life. The call of excitement, fear, and anticipation as a friend shares the news of his engagement. The flood of God’s love and care washes over both of us and we laugh and cry at the same time; reveling in the moments where heaven touches our lives and earth. I felt the presence as an email came sharing the emotional story of responding to His presence. I shared part of the word God gave me in response; the rest will need to unfold. His Spirit is on the march!
God is surrounding you. Give up and give in with everything you have! It is awesome!