Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need. Luke 9:11

Seeds of the Kingdom

Where can I go from Your Spirit?

by Kevin Ford

15 October 2009

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Where can I go from your spirit, where can I go from your presence? If I go up 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 there your hand will guide me.
Psalm 139 7-9, NIV

In the Bible, we read in Hebrews 13:5 that God will never leave us nor forsake us.
I used to struggle with this verse because I had an image in my mind of a person who was with me all the time. I couldn’t see or understand any more than that. But then one day God gave me a powerful life changing experience of His omnipresence. God revealed Himself to me very clearly and then I knew that He was everywhere, all the time. Our main scripture above is so true. It’s actually real. Wherever I go, God will always be there.

But there’s more to it than that. This experience was just the beginning for me. I realized that when I became a Christian I was born into God’s kingdom. I was brought into Jesus Christ and His love for me. Jesus prayed that we will be in Him just as He is in God (John 15:4 and John 17:21). So when God says He will never leave me nor forsake me, it’s because I’m with Him, always in His presence. This covenant relationship can’t be broken - never. It’s impossible. He can never leave me. He’s always with me and I’m always with Him. It’s not something we can imagine in our finite minds.

Colossians 1:17 says ‘He is before all things and in Him all things hold together’. God’s the creator of all things and being everywhere all the time means He’s in all things. He literally fills the earth, the sky and the entire universe. Or, put another way, we are all in Him. Everything about us, everything we have ever known or experienced is in Him. How vast He is, and we will always be with Him! What a safe place to be for all eternity.

Prayer: Thank you Lord that there’s nowhere I can go that’s outside Your presence! Thank you for the encouragement that wherever I am and whatever circumstances I’m in that You are there. Help me, Lord, always to walk in Your ways as I trust You more and more. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Kevin Ford is a member of the International Director’s Office at Ellel Ministries. He joined the Ministry in 2006 after serving the Lord in France and has a strong desire to facilitate those who know the Lord to become all that God wants them to be. He is married to Daniela.


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