God is really big. He is the creator of all that is in the world. God continues to create new life, new experiences, and new discoveries. God has a hand on and in all life, in nature, and in the physical world. In spite of how vast God and His reach are, at times we think we can control or dictate to God. We cannot.
Perhaps it is because God allows us to have free will that we feel this authority and power. Perhaps it is because God placed humankind as stewards over all creation that we feel in charge. Perhaps it is because God enabled us with the ability to reason and make decisions that we feel we should. Yet it is through a relationship with God that we should exercise our free will, our stewardship, and our decision-making. It is within this relationship with God that we were intended to live.
Despite the omnipotence and omnipresence of God, at times we pretend He is not there. We ignore a temptation or give in to sin or we compartmentalize an area of our life and live as if God did not exist. But God is not just in our churches, He is everywhere. He is a constant presence in our lives and in our world.
It is natural for us to acknowledge and live within God’s presence all of the time. A close relationship is what God most desires from each of us. Just as we are intimately known, God wants us to grow to know Him intimately as well. When our efforts focus on His presence in our lives and in the world, we live a life that is truly blessed. We see God is so many people, places, and experiences. We are made to live in step with our creator. This day may we all choose to walk closely with our God.
Scripture reference: 2 Samuel 7: 1-14a