Immanence and Transcendence

Big words that have tremendous meaning. Referring to our God it is saying that He is God most high but He is also God most nigh.

It is interesting that when God chose to reveal Himself to Moses He did so in the middle of nowhere – a burning bush on the back side of the desert. Why not a highly populated or religiously significant place? Jewish scholars use to debate this and they came to a consensus. The reason God appeared there was that God wanted to show that “no place on earth, not even a thorn bush, is devoid of the Presence. In other words, God is everywhere to be found. God is where you want to be. God is where you are right now. God is where it’s at.

He is God Most High.
He is God Most Nigh.

A.W. Tozer wrote: “God is above., but He’s not pushed up. He’s beneath, but He’s not pressed down. He’s outside, but He’s not excluded. He’s inside, but He’s not confined. God is above all things presiding, beneath all things sustaining, outside of all things embracing and inside of all things filling.”

This has some simple applications:
Where you are – God is!
When you leave where you are, you don’t leave God’s presence. You take His presence with you wherever you go.
You are always standing on holy ground.
The holy ground is not the Promised Land. It’s right here, right now. It is wherever God is, and God is everywhere!
Every moment in life is a holy moment because God is there.
Every place you go today is Promised Land.
God can show up and manifest Himself any time and any where during your day.
You can live in holy anticipation, knowing that God can and will invade the reality of your life at any given moment and change everything for all eternity.
And, when He does, you need to mark the moment and not the spot …

I, for one, am thankful that God our Heavenly Father is both Immanent and Transcendent.

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