Isn’t for special places.
It’s time for
To the leadership
Of the living, present Jesus!
Wherever you go
The everywhere Jesus
Is already there
Even when you’re
You don’t need to go to church to have a conversation with the everywhere Jesus. As long as we’re unwilling to be aware of the everywhere Jesus, we won’t find Him anywhere. Jesus doesn’t sit in church buildings all week long and do nothing in the day to day lives of ordinary people. It’s silly to try to confine Him to church.
The risen Jesus is everywhere, yet many people keep Him far away from their awareness. Stop, look, and listen. Wherever you are you can be aware of the presence of the risen Jesus. Every time I sense, observe, and surrender to the everywhere Jesus, my spirit gets stronger.
Spirit-led Christ-followers stay aware of and obedient to the presence and leadership of the risen Jesus everywhere they go. It’s hard to feel alone when you’re acutely aware that Jesus is everywhere.
Even when you think you leave the everywhere Jesus in church, you don’t. You can’t go anywhere that the everywhere Jesus isn’t. You can encounter the everywhere Jesus anywhere you’re willing to humble yourself and open up your heart.
A pilgrimage to encounter the living Jesus isn’t about geography. It’s a journey of the heart.
Spiritual practices are not techniques for twisting God’s arm and getting Him to do what we want Him to do. They are practical ways for us to humble ourselves before Him and seek to be more aware of and dependent on His presence and power. I remember Jesus saying to His disciples (and I hear Him saying to me), “Come unto Me.” So, I seek to continually draw nearer to Him (and frequently, as His Spirit leads me to, I use spiritual practices to help me in that process). We don’t have to jump through spiritual hoops to connect with the everywhere Jesus. Just the opposite. The everywhere Jesus, active and living in us, gives us the motivation to joyfully engage in spiritual practices.
What was your life like before you became a Christian? No one is born one. That’s why Jesus said we must be born again.
Wherever I go
Of the everywhere Jesus
Sparkles in my heart
And gives me
Courage and hope,
Even in the midst
Of pain and struggle.
Even when humans
Reject His peace,
The Prince of Peace
Is still working
Everywhere I go my Lord is always with me.
Everywhere I go he is right there by my side.
He is constantly cheering me, pressing toward the victory.
He is always leading me everywhere I go.
—L. Kirk Talley