And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
Raise your hand…just do it now because I know it to be true…raise your hand if you have ever tried to hide from God. I knew! I am not the only one! How many times have we been in this place where we think that we are okay and that God cannot see us? It’s in those times when we think we have it all figured out. It is when we are pretty sure we know better than God our situation and we are about to venture out on our own and do things our way.
I just have to laugh when I look back at all the times in my life that I thought for sure God could not see what I was doing. I figured God has so much on His plate already that He will never notice if I just do this one thing over here out of His sight. Silly me! God knows where we are all the time because He cares. Just like He knew Adam and Eve where in the garden trying to hide from Him. If only they would have just come into His presence they would not have felt the shame.
Our God is a loving Father. He has no intentions of being mean or punishing us. Yes there are consequences to our actions and some may be more intense depending on our own choices, however, God’s true heart is love. I remember times in my life when I was afraid to tell my earthly father things that I had done because I knew how he would react, yet I knew that he loved me and did these things to protect me. It is the same way with God, He loves us and He desires us to seek Him even if we are the ones who got ourselves into some sort of trouble.
Are you hiding right now in your life? Where is the source of your fear? Are you scared because of earthly fears about fathers? If so I pray right now that God touches your heart and changes you from the inside out. God in heaven is a loving, wonderful Father with only one desire in His heart, to see us prosper and be happy. He has planned out this wonderful life for us and all we have to do is listen and obey and stop hiding from His goodness.