(God Shows Up When You Do)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “And Isaiah boldly says, “I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.”
(Romans 10:20 NIV)
“Hey guys, I heard you scheduled a prayer meeting at the end of the class?” Ron asked his classmates, Keila and Jonathan, as they walked down the hallway. “Yes, we did,” Keila and Jonathan responded in unison. “That’s awesome! So what are we praying about?” Ron asked excitedly. “Um, nothing specific; we just want to seek the face of the Lord as shown in Jeremiah 29:13-14,” Keila answered. “That’s Old Testament stuff, guys.” Ron promptly pointed out. “We don’t go seeking God; we fellowship with Him because we’re born of Him, and He lives in us.”
There’re still many who haven’t understood true Christianity; therefore, they go about seeking God. You may say, “But isn’t Jeremiah 29:13-14 for the Christian?” No, it’s not! Stop seeking God! He lives in you. Colossians 2:6 says, having received Christ Jesus the Lord, we should continue to live in Him. Therefore, we’re not seeking Him; we have Him. We’ve arrived, for we’re born of Him, into His presence. Christianity isn’t about pressing into God’s presence; Christianity is carrying God’s presence. You’re His living tabernacle of witness. When you arrive anywhere, God’s presence arrives!
You’re “the presence.” Hallelujah! Paul said we make manifest the savour of His knowledge in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14). When you show up, He shows up, because you’re one with Him. The moment you realise this, your search is over. From that moment, your worship changes; your prayer-life changes; your faith-life changes; everything changes! You’d find that you’re walking in fulfilment twenty-four hours a day, every day of your life, pleasing Him in all things. Blessed be His Name forever!
Go Deeper: 1 Corinthians 6:17 MSG; Colossians 1:27
Speak: Precious Father, I thank you for everything I’d ever need in life is in Christ, and Christ is in me, and to have Christ is to have everything. I thank you for the privilege to be a member of His body, flesh, and bones! Christ lives in me, and He’s my assurance of a life of continuous victory and unending success. Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading ONE YEAR Matthew 12:22-50, Genesis 40-41
TWO YEAR Acts 10:1-8, Job 5-6
Act: Worship the Lord and thank Him for His indwelling presence in your life.