Daily, I check my email, but the person rarely writes.
I search my Face Book page, hoping there’s a message, a comment, but the person only sends an occasional “like.”
Photos posted on Face Book assure me the person is indeed alive; just busy, there’s no time for me.
Unless there’s a problem, then my phone is guaranteed to ring. Suddenly, I’m expected to listen and empathize while that person cries and vents.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad I’m a safe place for that person. But there’s a pattern. I hang up feeling used. And I don’t like it.
But the behavior I dislike in someone else, points a finger back at me.
Do I Treat God This Way?
Daily, He watches me. He waits. He listens for my voice, hoping I’ll meet with Him. Seek His presence not His hand.
But often, I’m self-absorbed; too busy, no time for God.
Unless there’s a problem; then I’m guaranteed to call on Him and beg…
Lord, help me! Give Me! Show me the way! Fix my problem, TODAY!
Don’t get me wrong. God is my Rock, my Refuge, and Wonderful Counselor. But there’s a pattern. Does God feel used…by me?
Do I seek God for what He can do for me, or seek Him for Himself?
“O God, Thou art my God; I shall seek Thee earnestly; my soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns for Thee, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Thus I have beheld Thee in the sanctuary, to see Thy power and Thy glory. Because Thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips will praise Thee.” (Psalm 63:1-3)
Do I meet with God to ask for more favors? Or do I ask for more of Him?
“O, Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, And a great King above all gods.” (Psalm 95:1-3).
Saying and doing are two different animals.
However, in light of God’s Word, and the joy I’ve experienced being in His presence…
Why wouldn’t I choose to seek God daily?