Ezekiel 3:22 & 23
"The hand of the Lord was upon me there, and he said to me, 'Get up and go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you.' So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of the Lord was standing there, like the glory I has seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown." NIV translation
After explaining his responsibility to him, God tells the prophet to go out into the plain. When he obeys, God is there once again. It may seem kind of strange that God does not just lay it all out there for Ezekiel but instead has him going here and there. Once again, when God shows up the prophet assumes the normal position which is face to the ground. Though God will never leave us, the closeness of our relationship with Him changes. If, like Ezekiel, we listen and obey Him, He will meet us where He sends us. If we do not listen and obey, we may go some other direction and miss the blessing that the prophet describes in seeing His glory.