Where To Find God. As believers and most times unbelievers, we find ourselves needing to know where we can find God. Personally, if I knew God’s address, like a physical place where He lived, I would be there daily cause I have questions that only He can answer.
When the word where is used, it connotes absence from a sphere of a particular reality.
The first thing to note is that God is not missing or absent. There are many attributes to the quality of being God by Himself. Traditionally three basic attributes are accorded to the Divinity of God, which are: omniscience (all-knowing), omnipotence (all-powerful), and omnibenevolence (wonderful). Other attributes of God include Supreme Being, All Just, Eternal Being, All loving, All Perfect, All-Merciful, Beneficent (Being All Good), All Kind, All Forgiving, All Sympathetic, All Understanding, and so on.
An understanding of His attributes is so important because we ought to know what we are and who we are really searching for.
God is Omnipotent – He Is All-Powerful
“By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.” — Psalm 33:6
Omnipotent means to have unlimited power (Omni = all; potent = powerful). God is able and powerful to do anything he wills without any effort on his part.
“Scripture is clear that God is strong and mighty (Psalm 24:8). Nothing is too hard for Him to accomplish (Genesis 18:14; Jeremiah 32:17, 27; Luke 1:37). Often, God is called “Almighty,” describing Him as the One who possesses all power and authority (2 Corinthians 6:18; Revelation 1:8). In fact, Paul says that God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20).”
God Is Omniscient – He Is All-Knowing
“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please”—Isaiah 46:9-10
God is omniscient, which means he knows everything. Because God is all-knowing, we can trust that he knows everything we’re going through today and everything we will go through tomorrow.
God Is Omnipresent – He Is Always Everywhere
“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. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.” Psalm 139:7-10
“‘Am I a God at hand,’ declares the Lord, ‘and not a God afar off? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him?’ declares the Lord. ‘Do I not fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord”—Jeremiah 23:23-24
God is not bound by those same restrictions. He has always existed and is “omnipresent.” Merriam-Webster defines omnipresence as “present in all places at all times.” Basically, God is EVERYWHERE. There’s no place on earth where He is absent. God said, “Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” (Jeremiah 23:24). Yet, it is important to understand that for God “to be” in a place is not the same way we are in a place.
God is both in the heavens and in the earth at the same time; even though time is not a factor in his realm yet, he has to be tangible within the framework of our existence.
Humans want to attribute their existence generally to a Divine being.
The question is, “why is that so?”
We are all finite, limited by time, space, and matter. So, regardless of what we would like to believe, there is an agreement that the Divine one is infinite, far beyond the limitation of time, space, and matter.
These finite attributes limit us to do so to moments and physical locations per time.
Let’s share with you the least places we actually look at when we think of ‘whereas if it is some distant place.
God in and of Creation:
Paul said, “He (God) left not himself without witness, in that he did good, gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness”—Acts 14:17.
You may ask, Why would God hide behind in eternity only to leave us, witnesses? God cannot lie by two immutable things, yet he still leaves us with witnesses of his creation.
Who is a witness? It testifies of proof, recounting as an eyewitness to the authenticity of truth. It is so intriguing that God would want to leave himself a witness for humans to judge him as true. But for the goodness of his heart, he gave tokens of his existence in the various manifestations of nature.
God in and with Man:
Where To Find God. No man has seen God and lived, but everyone is searching for God. Where is God? Where do I find God? God is closer to you than you think. You are his first point of call, knocking on the door of your heart, hoping that you would answer. Only a living God can live in a living human. This is why Isaiah the prophet exclaims, “Only the living can praise you as I do today….”
1 John 4:12, “No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.”
1 Corinthians 3:16, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
2 Corinthians 6:16, “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God….”
You have always been an attraction to God. Like a chip in remote control, God placed in every man a fabric of his realm that would always beckon on His nature being God almighty. He that is immortal and invisible yet dwells in eternity has set a portion of eternity in the hearts of man.
There is a place called Eternity! It is unimaginable to the rational mind of humans. Eternity in the heart of every man leaves a void only God can fill.
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, without the possibility that mankind will find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end—Ecclesiastes 3:11.
God in the Midst of His People:
Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in their midst—Matthew 18:20. There are religious gatherings, but God is not in religion. Likewise, you may have attributed God to just religion and not one you can have a relationship with. Life happened, and you began to see God from a different and cloudy perspective.
The British dictionary defines religion as “the belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny.”
God is seeking with you a relationship, not a religion. He wants you to love him, knowing that he first loved you and gave himself – in Christ—for you.
Religion highlights your imperfections, but his relationship with you embraces your imperfections that you will in him be made unto perfection.
God in His Word of Promise:
I will never leave you nor forsake you. You are created in his image and his likeness. God calls you his immortal habitation. By you, I mean your spirit that has a soul and resides in your flesh of sand. With so much joy, God says of you, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
God cannot be found in anything that man’s hand made before by himself he gave to all life, and breath, and all things—Acts 17:25.
God in the Heavens:
Paul writing to Timothy in his epistle to his son in the gospel, said, “Now unto the King Eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God…”. Paul was describing the domain of the King of kings—within the location called eternity.
The domain of his kingdom has the material fabric of such a realm.
Both visible and invisible terrain has material substance for tangible expression.
For God’s realm to be real, the only attributes by faith we possibly use to define it are words like eternity, immortality, and invisibility.
So with such attributes, how do we think we can actually find God?
We can only be found by God! He is the one who has chosen to reach out to everyone from his dwelling place—heaven. Prophet Isaiah says it this way, “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place…” — Isaiah 57:15.
Where are you?
Where To Find God. The breath in your nostrils stands as a witness that God is in you and with you. Looking outside you is ignoring the reality of God-consciousness around you and in you.
God is seeking you out in the garden of life. Yet, so often he has to call out to us, ‘and the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou?’ — Genesis 3:9.
The same question He is asking you, where are you? Because in him, you live, and move, and have your being. Acknowledge him in your heart. He speaks mightily in all of his creation, yet he speaks in your heart with a still small voice.
He is mighty to fill the universe but also able to fit into your body. Furthermore, he created you to have a personal Father-child relationship with you.
You belong to him, but for some of us, Jesus remarks in the book of John 1:11, “he came to his own, and his own received him not.”
Thus, we have to find and seek him with a heart full of repentance.