YOU ARE HERE.
This statement doesn't mean that you, the person who is reading this, are here in the present moment. No. YOU ARE HERE means something else. It means something far greater.
YOU really means God.
ARE gets transformed into is
HERE really means Present Everywhere in Every Moment
So the statement now says:
God is present everywhere in every moment.
The short sentence YOU ARE HERE carries so much weight. It has the impact of something so much bigger than we even realize because it means that God is here right now. When you are freaking out and feeling as far from comfortable as you could possibly get, God is still there, right next to you. No matter what your circumstances are, no matter how lost you feel, no matter how distant God seems, He is here.
While I was at CIY, this was the message we talked about all week long. God is here! He is everywhere! His ability to work in your life is never and will never be dictated by how close or how far you are from Him. We all have a tendency to drift away from Him towards the broken and the bad, towards wordly things, especially when we run into a crisis or get hit with one of life's ruff patches. We all have a tendency to fall victim to society, using the masks that get handed to us on silver platters. We all want to fit in, to not be that weird person at the party who only drinks water, to not be the freak who helps the outcast when they drop their books in the hallway. We want to fit in, to be cool. We crop out amazingly unique things about ourselves, making us into something we are not just so we aren't 'weird'. It's these things and so much more that cause us to be distant from God.
But the amazing and life saving news is that God is always in control. He can use your circumstances in your life right now to accomplish amazing things! For example, in Mathew 8:5-10, a centurion walks up to Jesus seeking help. The centurion had a sick and suffering servant lying in a bed at his house. When Jesus said that he would go and heal the servant, the centurion stopped him saying, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant will be healed" (Mt 8:6). I always imagine Jesus staring at the centurion for a few seconds in amazement after he hears the words that come from his mouth. Jesus then turns to the crowd following him and says, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith" (Mt. 8:10).
This story may not seem very important. It's just a man with a lot of faith who got his wish right? No it's not. The awesome thing about this story is reveled in Jesus's reply. Jesus says, "...I have not found anyone in ISRAEL..." That is the clue here. It gives it all away. The centurion is not, I repeat, is not apart of God's people. The centurion wasn't apart of their faith. He didn't worship God. He was very far from God on a scale of spirituality, but Jesus still worked in his life. How doesn't that work? Well its all because God is here. The centurion may not have been apart of God's holy people, but he understood that proximity has nothing on God.
It's not about how close you feel to God. It's not about you at all. God is everywhere, in every miniscule part of time. He is always present and you don't make a difference in that. It's not about you and how close you feel to God because He is here now and He always will be.
About the Author:
I am Bridges or at least on here I am. Basically, I am a teen. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle, and that what this site is about.
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