He Is Ever There

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or wither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.” One thing that many believers forget is that they constantly and continually stand before the Lord. They cannot hide from Him under any circumstances. There is no time that a believer should let his guard down. “Be ye constantly filled” (Ephesians 5:18).

One of the most important things about living a holy life through the Spirit is to know that we can never hide from God. That is why He said, “Whatsoever you do, do it heartily to the Lord…” (Colossians 3:23). Usurping authority, being unkind, taking advantage of people, getting inflated in the ego – all of these simple reveal on the outside what a person thinks on the inside. If God recorded our conversations in the past week, including every single word said behind the scenes to every person, what would it reveal? Let us go beyond even that. We must examine ourselves, not through introspection, but through the Word to see if we truly think thoughts of faith and encouragement that come from the mouth of God.

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