Am I only a God nearby

23 “Am I only a God nearby,”
declares the Lord,
    “and not a God far away?
24 Who can hide in secret places
    so that I cannot see them?”
declares the Lord.
    “Do not I fill heaven and earth?”
declares the Lord.  Jeremiah 23:23-24

There is no where that we can go to escape the Lord.  He is always with us and walks with us through everything.  This includes both our failures and our victories.  It is amazing that some simply try to give God lip service while they truly believe they can hide their private lives from Him.  He knows the depths of our hearts and He knows our every thought.  He knows every word that we have uttered.  For us to walk in deep intimacy with God we must be honest with Him and take accountability for our actions.

As His sons and daughters He has called us to live in holiness.  Living in holiness is not possible in our own strength.  If we attempt to live according to God’s word in our own strength we will fail every time.  But when we simply draw near to the Lord and spend time in His presence we are transformed into His image and holiness is a natural result of abiding in the Lord.  Let us simply live lives that are pleasing to the Lord and set aside the ways and desires of the world.


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