Our God is exceedingly great.
You only have to look up at the stars at night to see how wondrous He is as the Creator. When we view the physical universe, we’re awed by His greatness and wisdom. Yet though His magnificence fills us with wonder, God sometimes seems far away from our personal universe.
As believers, we know God is real, but as we go about our daily lives, it can seem like He’s quite distant from us, way up in the heavens. Sometimes even when we pray, God feels out of our reach. At times we might even find ourselves asking, “God, where are You?”
After believing in Him and receiving Him, we long to contact and be close to God. And He wants to be close to us, too. In fact, God’s intention is to live in us and to have an intimate and personal relationship with each one of us. So He took some significant steps to make this possible.
God created our human spirit
God never intended to be a distant divine Being, only worshipped from afar. This is why God created us with a very special part: our human spirit, which enables us to receive God and contact Him. He made our spirit so He could enter into us and dwell within us.
God became a man
The eternal, infinite God became a finite man named Jesus Christ. He lived on earth and experienced all aspects of human life, yet He was without sin. Because He possessed a body of flesh and blood, Jesus was able to die on the cross for our sins to redeem us and bring us back to God.
Christ became the life-giving Spirit
After Jesus died on the cross for us, He was buried, and after three days, He resurrected from the dead. First Corinthians 15:45 is a tremendous verse:
“So also it is written, ‘The first man, Adam, became a living soul’; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.”
The last Adam, Christ our Savior, in resurrection became the life-giving Spirit. Now, as the Spirit, He can enter into anyone who believes in Him.
Christ entered our spirit
So, where does God live today?
For those who believe in Christ, God is not just the Creator who dwells in heaven far away from us. He’s also the life-giving Spirit who lives in us, in our human spirit. He entered our personal universe when He entered our very being. He is no longer a faraway God, but our Redeemer and Savior who lives in us. Now He’s available to us anytime, anywhere as the solution to all our problems and the One who truly meets our needs.
God is nearer than anyone else could ever be to us. This is a fact. We simply need to focus on our spirit where He is, and come to Him by faith. As we learn how to live and walk by our spirit, contacting Him and talking to Him throughout the day, we’ll enjoy His presence more and more.