(By RT Kendall) God’s presence may be understood in two ways: His unconscious presence and His conscious presence. Many of us tend not to appreciate God’s unconscious presence; rather, we long for His conscious presence—when He clearly shows up. The theological term that is relevant to both ways we experience God’s presence is the omnipresence of God. God is everywhere; there is no place where He isn’t (see Ps. 139:7-12). Theologians speak of the “three big O’s”: God’s omnipotence (that He is all-powerful), His omniscience (that He knows everything) and His omnipresence (that He is everywhere)—His glory fills

the universe and all He has made—but it also means that we cannot run from God. Jonah found this to be true. God told him, “Go to Ninevah.” Jonah said, “No.” He rose to flee “from the presence of the Lord” (Jonah 1:2-3) but found such a notion impossible to fulfill. Wherever Jonah went, there was God! Are you trying to run from God? Give up! It is a hopeless venture. The fact that you may not feel God does not mean that He is not there. The fact that you don’t even believe in God will not cause Him to go away. If we believe not, said Paul, God “remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself” (2 Tim. 2:13). Let’s look at some Scriptures pertaining to God’s omnipresence: CONTINUE