Made you think about it though. Of course He does. As Christians we know this, but do we act like we KNOW this? Sometimes I believe we are in a “hide and seek” mode with the Lord. We “hide” in our everyday life and “seek” Him only in our “wants”. Our actions basically say He’s not there, or we lost Him, or we don’t know where He is in relationship to our everyday circumstances. Then along comes something serious … too big for us to handle alone … and we start seeking. “God where are you? I need you NOW!”
Kind of a sad state of affairs isn’t it? But, it is what we live and so, consequentially, it is a subliminal lesson we teach our children. Think about the children you have in your home or have raised. You are all in the house, you know you are all in the house and the comfort for the kids is knowing you are there IF they need you. The kids don’t come to ask your advise on getting dressed, or help with homework, or which friends to pick, etc. You probably would like for them to, you want that kind of relationship. But, when they need money? When they need a ride? Here they come. Sometimes it is when “he hit me” and they need judgement on another? Stop and think about the big picture within this little picture. He is in “our house”, He lives in us … yet, we do not seek guidance and wisdom until we ‘need money’, ‘need the car’, ‘dealings with someone’…. ahhh, the light bulb just turn on?
God knows where you are and what your needs are at any second of the day. He’s always there for you to lean on … are you leaning on Him, or do you just run to Him in “need”. Is it really a “need” or is it a “want”? We are not promised our ‘wants’.
Psalm 23:1 KJV says“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” I prefer the HSCB translation which reads, “The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I lack.” I also like the NLT version, “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.”
Maybe today you just need to stop and listen and lean. God knows where you are, He’s waiting on you to realize where He is.