OK, this may sound like a very strange/abstract question, and I’m not even quite sure how to put it, so, please bear with me.
Since God is everywhere (omnipresent) and knows everything about us/sees/hears/etc./etc. everything we do (omniscient), are we required to acknowledge him in everything we do as if He were a physical presence, say, of an earthly friend sitting/standing there right beside us?
In other words, when we are, say, in a natural setting, must we include God by talking to Him the whole time, since He is, in some sense, there with us, even thought we sometimes want to enjoy nature in solitude and focus our mind pretty entirely on its beaiuty and the njoyment of it?
Must we always and in all situations as much as possible pray to Him, speaking to Him, again, as if He were a friend always accompanying us everywhere we go, so that we are never to experience solitude?
I myself sometimes prefer solitude and not to have to talk to anyone, but just to enjoy being alone, say, in nature. But, would it be impolite at the very least not to acknowledge GOd by speaking to Him during such experiences, and that 24/7, because, if we don’t, it would be like we’re leaving Him out of our experience?
Or is God all right with sometimes “stepping back”, as it were, and simply letting us enjoy His creation, both natural, animals and other people without Him necessarily always wishing to be acknowledge, at least verbally/in prayer? I mean, of course, at an almost unconscious level, I would of course be feeling thankful in my heart to Him for, say, the natural world, but that only in my heart and not necessarily verbally.
For another scenario, say, I’m talking to a friend and wish solely to enjoy the company of that friend. Yet, again, God still observes us. Even in that situation, does God wish verbally to be included in the conversation of my friend and I or is He content simply with us enjoying each other at that moment, observing and loving but not necessarily desiring to be acknowledged as if He were a presence in the room?
I hope folks at least kind of get what I’m getting at. It’s something I’ve wondered about often and, again, am not quite sure how to express the issue.
Am I morally wrong to not want God to “interfere” at such times? I mean, He is infinite Love, etc., and you would therefore think that I would always want Him “around” (active) to interact with, so I kind of feel wrong in thinking as I do. I mean, I do love to love Him when I am contemplating His Ways specifically, when my mind is specifically set on such matters and I do always love Him in my heart, don’t get me wrong there.
Am I wrong here? Why or why not? Does any of what I am saying make any sense whatsoever?
I guess may be sort of like not always wanting someone (actively) looking over your shoulder or that always needs your attention when your focus is elsewhere. I don’t know, though… It sounds horrible to say, but it’s almost like having a kind of “third wheel”. And, what of being in His Presence for eternity? How does all this fit here? Does that mean He is literally going to be around us, actively involved with us, 24/7 and forever?
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help and let me know if you need clarification.