Recently, I was able to tag along when Dude and Bubba went to see their first movie on the big screen, "Frozen." At not quite 3 and 2 years old they may have been a bit young, but the movie was free and they actually did quite well.
...for some reason I'm always exhausted after a day with the boys! But I digress.
You see, it doesn't matter where we go or what we're doing. If there's a construction vehicle anywhere in the vicinity, Dude will spot it. Why? Because he's obsessed with them. He fascinated by them. He's passionate about the vehicles and so he's always searching for them.
Can you say the same about God?
I will never leave you nor forsake you. ~ Joshua 1:5
He is not far from each one of us. ~ Acts 17:27b
The Lord is near ~ Philippians 4:5
But if God is always with us, why aren't we always aware of it? I think there are several reasons. (Hint: none of them have anything to do with an error on God's part!)
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” ~ John 14:21
4. We have unconfessed sin.
Your sins have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear. ~ Isaiah 59:2
Is there a sin blocking your communication with God?
Not sure? Ask Him! He'll definitely let you know!
5. We don't have genuine faith; we're just going through the motions of religion.
These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. ~ Isaiah 29:13
If points numbered 1-4 are true, we need to seriously consider number 5.
6. We're just not looking for Him (or we're not looking in the right places).
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. ~ Jeremiah 29:13
If we were as passionate about God as Dude is about construction equipment, we'd be seeing Him everywhere!
Where do you need to make an adjustment so that God becomes visible to you?
|Sven and Olaf from Disney's movie "Frozen."|
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