The Secret to All Supply
“Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord, “And not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord. Jeremiah 23:23, 24 NKJV
There was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David inquired of the Lord, and the Lord answered (2 Sam. 21:1). Like David discovered, the presence of the Lord is the answer to every situation. It is not an answer; it is the answer; it is the master key. In the face of famine, David didn’t seek rain or aid from another nation, David sought the presence of the Lord. God is always near at hand; you or your situation can never hide from God because His presence fills heaven and earth (text).
Christians read the Bible, and say that they believe its words, but often failed to understand that the God of the Bible is always present. The Bible begins with the answer—not the problem. In the beginning God—not problems, not need; not acute shortages of any good, lack or depravation. God created Paradise with Adam & Eve in mind (Gen. 1:1, 31). He never had in mind for them or us: pain, struggle, tears, toil, and unhappiness. So why is it, when things go awry, we often find ourselves not seeking the presence of God, but the thing that we think is the solution?
Let us not forget three powerful facts about God: God is Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, i.e., all powerful, all knowing, and all present (Ps. 139:7-8; Prov. 15:3; Isa. 66:1). God is present everywhere and absent nowhere. God is everywhere, or God is not God anywhere. For example, when sickness becomes health, God is just as much present during sickness as He is during health. So, what does it mean, “David inquired or sought the presence of God?
For sure, it doesn’t mean that God wasn’t present, or David somehow escaped the presence of God. What David sought was the consciousness of the presence of God. Instead of being acutely aware of the problem, he became acutely aware of the answer (2 Sam. 21:1). David discovered the secret to overcoming famine; which is, to stop practicing the absence of God by dwelling on the problem, analyzing it, thinking about it, and constantly talking about it. After three years, year after year of famine, David inquired of the Lord—he sought the presence of the Lord.
From a conscious standpoint, God is not present where you choose to believe He is not, because you have choose to “Ease God Out” (EGO) of your consciousness and focus on your famine rather than His presence. The secret to all supply is seeking the presence of the Lord!