Rev. John T. James

Rev. John T. James

Did you ever wonder how God could be everywhere at once? God is a spirit.

“Spirit” in the Greek language means “pneuma” and is translated as “air or breath.” In Hebrew, the word “spirit” means “wind.” Wind is everywhere, air is everywhere. So God, as a spirit, is everywhere at once. Just like the air we breathe.

God is also all powerful. He created the universe. He held back the Red Sea and the River Jordan. He raised Jesus from the dead. Isaiah tells us (verse 40:22) “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. He brings the princes to nothing. He makes the judges of the earth useless.”

God also knows everything. He is at once everywhere, all-knowing and all-powerful. I Samuel 3:3 says, “Let no arrogance come from thy mouth for the Lord is the God of knowledge.” Job 21-22 asks, “Can anyone teach God knowledge? Can anyone teach God anything?”

God is everywhere, all powerful and all knowing. Why should we ignore such a God? Doesn’t He deserve our praise and obedience? Isn’t it for our own good to acknowledge Him and obey Him?

Rev. Alan Redpath, a well-known British pastor and author, writes about finding God in the most unlikely places: “In the kitchen of a little apartment in London, the wife of a friend of mine has a little motto above the kitchen sink that says, “Divine service is conducted here three times daily.” I think there is a breath of heaven about that. It is our faithfulness in these small things that enables us to know that God is always near.

Take time in your day to think of Him, worship Him, honor and obey the all knowing, all powerful and ever-present God.

The Rev. John T. James is a former pastor at Tatum Ridge Baptist Church in Sarasota. He is retired and now living in Port Charlotte.

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