Dr. R. Paul Caudill was pastor of First Baptist Church in Memphis Tennessee for nearly 40 years. He is known worldwide for his many accomplishments for the Lord. But he once told me that as a young man, when God first called him to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he fled to Texas to hide, only to discover God was already there.
Jonah took a similar path when God sent him to proclaim His Word and spent three days in the belly of a great fish as a result of disobeying. He found God was there also. The Bible teaches us He is everywhere…omnipresent.
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to Heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. Psalm 139:7-8
Many of us spend much of our lives running from God, while others search for fulfillment in life, but can find none, apart from Him. If you are one who yearns for that fulfillment, here are some places I’ve found God to always be present:
In your home; at the office; on the road; outdoors; indoors; in your darkest moments; in times of triumph; in times of sorrow; in times of great joy.
If you’ve been to those places, and haven’t found Him, perhaps you are looking with your eyes, and not your heart.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
There is yet another place to search for God, and quite often, it is the best place;
On our knees.