I saw someone tweet today about God looking for us. I see that in a completely different way than what I believe that person was pointing to. I don’t see it as Him looking for us at all. In fact, I think when He is walking through the Garden of Eden and is looking for Adam and Eve that it is metaphorical because He is God and knows exactly where they are. It’s part of the omnipresent and omniscience thing God has going for Him. So, no I don’t think He is literally looking for us when we are told that He is calling our names and is searching for us.
Rather, I think that this has to do with us and our season of life. “Where are you….?” In your heart? Your spirit? Soul? Mind? Where would you like to be? How do you believe you can achieve this?
I think it is a reality check in the making as we are running around eating forbidden fruit and covering ourselves from the Lord in a season of sin He startles us to the present and says “Where are you?” in order that WE may look around and see the chaos we are in.
Maybe we aren’t even doing anything “wrong” but feel like we could be doing better. Maybe it is shouting at our children or our spouse when we are trying to mind our words and have control over our emotions. Maybe we are deep in sin and are having an emotional or physical affair with someone when we shouldn’t be and God asks where you are and YOU are able to see.
As we travel through the many seasons of life, and of scripture, we are going to be faced with struggle and strife and all things that are far from nice. That is Satan’s way.
Sure we will likely fall a billion times but God is always there to pluck us up and put us back on our feet. Speaking with Him, learning His Word and meditating on our actions before we do them (or after if it is spur of the moment) while keeping God first is the ONLY way to grow in a positive and healthy manner. It is what will cause us to lean in when we can’t see the light, pray for the person whose driving is insane instead of getting angry and adding to the negativity and rage.
Have you ever walked into a room or a house after there has been a fight and you can feel the tension in the air? That is life. All that we feel is spewed from us as energy and I want the energy I am releasing to be peaceful and most of all, something that I am not ashamed to bring to the Lord.
While you walk through Advent and Christmas this year, where do you want to be and HOW can you tweak things to get yourself there?
This is the week we celebrate Hope.
Let’s Hope in the Lord as we navigate this almost always stressful season of the year!