Where Are You?
I think communication was God’s idea from the beginning. Think about it; we have the spoken word and the written word, God spoke the world into existence and Jesus is named The Word. God is all about personal relationship with Him through communication. I’ve viewed ancient hieroglyphics in Arizona, ancient scrolls in Israel, and I’ve read about the many alphabets that were created all in the name of communication. We live for our cell phones, texting, email, Facebook, and now Twitter.
Why is that? Maybe it’s because God’s idea was communication; it’s how we develop relationships. Now, I grant you, verbal, face-to-face communication is the best but sometimes in our busy lives we have to resort to other forms. Welcome to Faithful on Fridays! This is my first post in 2011.
God’s reason for communication was based on His desire to intimately commune with mankind. Do you remember the story in Gen. 3:9? If you don’t have it memorized (smile), let me remind you. God, Adam, and Eve were walking and talking in the Garden. Temptation was eventually presented to them through a serpent and they fell for it. Now, you might think that God would break off all communication with them since they had disobeyed Him but He didn’t. He said to them, in the midst of their sin, “Where are you?” You have to know that God knew where they were: He’s God. It reminds me of playing hide and seek with my grandchildren. They run and hide and I search for them, knowing where they are. I call out to them, “Where are you?” and they answer, “Here I am, Mi Mi!” We delight in finding each other.
God is speaking to you today. “I know where you are right now, you’re never out of My sight. Your situation is temporary; it will change.” Life always changes, that’s good. He says, “Trust Me, talk to Me about your hopes, your fears, your dreams. I’m waiting for you.”
Paul said it well,
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of the darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Cor. 4:6
The privilege is ours, communicating with the God of the universe. Our hearts are being drawn by God every day to spend time with Him, to be in His presence, to get to know Him in a deeper way. The face of Jesus Christ is another way of saying the presence of God and it’s dependent on your discipline of making time in your busy schedule to sit with Him. Aren’t all relationships like that? Time, that four-letter word, is a gift. Can you begin with 15 minutes in your day to be in God’s presence?
You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Ps. 16:11