‘I live in a high and holy place,
And also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit;
To revive the spirit of the lowly
And to revive the heart of the contrite’ (Is 57:15)
Long ago I asked myself… Where can I find God? Where is His home?
Once I got saved, the answer came: “Seek God in heaven and on earth!” The Holy Spirit is a wonderful Teacher. He makes things simple for me to understand. That is why I have no excuse to remain ignorant. He revealed to me that God’s dwelling, His ‘house’, is in two places. The first one is easy to know; even the children know that God lives in heaven. That is far away. But then God has a second address, something like ‘a vacation home’. This home away from home is on Planet Earth, in the hearts of His true children.
Based on this revelation you are supposed to seek God in two different places. First you seek Him ‘in heaven’ thru worship done in Spirit and in truth (Jn 4:21-24). To seek God like this you have to read and meditate on the word of God. You need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. You have to come closer to the throne of grace by the Blood of the Lamb. In times of worship you need to disconnect from the world, even if for few minutes. Trust the Spirit of God to lead you to the throne room. You will find God there. He is the King. You can’t miss Him! It sounds difficult but for the humble, faithful and willing, it is possible. Once you see the King of kings, you will never be the same!
The second place to find God is in the hearts of His children. Not just religious people, but the born again believers, especially the mature ones, the ones who carry their cross daily. These are humble and meek like their Master. They are lowly and contrite; they tremble at the word of God, fear God and take Him seriously. They are the true seekers of God who have paid the price to find Him. Their testimony is that they have overcome all hindrances. These are the ambassadors of heaven on earth. They are a living proof that the promise of God is true: if you seek God with all your heart, you shall find Him.
The spiritual fruit coming from their conversation makes you hungry for righteousness, thirsty for holiness; leads you to seek and find God. Please do not despise the humble believers the way the world does. The children of God always see the face of their Father and it reflects on them. You can find the Living God on this earthly address thru the ministry of helps. Invest in the lives of true believers. Cultivate the friendship of brothers and sisters who truly know their God and do exploits for Him. By blessing them you shall touch their God. You shall never regret it. Plant seeds in good fertile holy grounds. Pray to find God’s address on earth. No Google map knows it. Pray and seek! Look around and see! At last, your eyes shall open to behold the beauty of the King, in the faces of ‘ordinary’ people who died to self and to the world.
This is my testimony: Each time I find God in the hearts of people in Warri, I bow like the wise men did in Jerusalem long ago! I knocked at many Nigerian hearts and surprisingly, the doors opened wide. Against all odds, Nigeria to me proved to be a fertile land where seeds grow and eternal fruit abides. “Lord Jesus, thank You for sending me to seek, to find and to serve You in Nigeria! Thank You for helping me feed Your flock! May Your name be praised forever! In Jesus name Amen!”