“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139:7)
While driving along the highway a few months ago, we came upon a car parked beside the road and then noticed a man walking along the 30 foot embankment nearby. My first reaction was that he had lost something up there because he was looking down at the ground. “How could you lose something up there,” I pondered. Usually you lose something close by the road in a ditch. Well, in reality he had lost nothing. The opposite was true in fact . He was finding something; reception for his cell phone. Unable to keep contact with his caller in his vehicle, he decided to stop his car and climb to higher ground to gain a clear signal. So there he was in the wind and the cold, talking to someone with his cell phone.
Sometimes we think talking to God is like that. We try all kinds of things to get a clear signal. We may go on a retreat, or climb a high mountain, or listen to a tape in order to get a message from God. Not that these things are wrong, but God says he is everywhere. We can do these things to quiet our hearts and to refresh our souls, but if we use these activities thinking that we are closer to God than when we are at our jobs, or washing dishes, or mowing the lawn we are mistaken. Wherever we are, the Bible says we will have a good reception. No matter where we are - the signal is clear. So call Him confidently, knowing that He hears you. Call Him in your distress; in your car, at your work place, on a mountain, in a valley. Call Him in the pool or on the beach. Call Him from the hospital, or beside a highway. The signal will be loud and strong wherever you are.