How do I come into the presence of God when he is everywhere at once?

God explains his omnipresence this way, “‘Am I only a God nearby,’ declares the LORD, ‘and not a God far away’” (Jeremiah 23:23). This verse and others contain the idea of coming into God’s Presence and inviting him to be with us. God has the amazing ability to be “far away” and “nearby” at the same time! In doing so, God has created the opportunity for his people to seek to have a more intimate relationship with him, but the choice is ours.

In human friendships we can keep the relationship on a surface level, even with people we see a lot. We do this by restricting the conversation to safe subjects, like how we spend our time or the weather. We do not talk about our feelings or beliefs. It takes time and effort to build the relationship so we can share more intimate things. The same is true in our relationship with God. Even though God knows how we feel it is necessary to spend the time and effort seeking to draw near to him if we desire to have an intimate relationship with him.