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Peek-A-Boo

Genesis 3:8

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.
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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.
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It’s Not An “I Gotcha”

Acts 20:24
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

So today was my 7th day in a row at work.  I have stayed late almost every day and my body is fighting me tooth and nail!  Today is Wednesday, the day I am to assume the role of youth leader and I called the pastor, explained my situation and graciously bowed out of my obligation tonight as I was assured there were enough leaders.  As it was I would have been late and hurried and frustrated with my lateness, so I decided it was for the best  not attend.  Instead I got home late and my daughter needed internet for her second job as a photographer and we had issues with the one at home so we decided to go to a far away McDonalds for dinner and internetting….of course, I run into someone who asks me, “Aren’t you guys suppose to be at church?”

Now I am not feeling guilty, I just find it funny that I go an entire town away and I still cannot hide from God.  My daughters graduation is this weekend and there are MANY things to accomplish so we visited a store which was going out of business and scored some SUPER deals for this weekend.  I also needed a new dress and low and behold one stop at the local Goodwill store and I found the perfect one.  On top of all of that, God displayed the sky in such a beautiful array of color I had to stop and take pictures.

I needed this break for a moment.  Life has been busy with work and revival and graduation and blogging and website making and writing books and just keeping myself physically capable of all those tasks.  It had been nice to connect with my daughter who also has been busy.  Grace.  God gives us the grace to be busy and He also gives us the grace to give ourselves a break once in a while.  I needed to get some stuff done today and God gave me the grace not the guilt.  So for those of you who are hiding from God right now, step into sunshine and give a little wave.  He still loves you and the other secret, He could see you while you were hiding, not that He wanted to call out an “I Gottcha” but He really just wanted to tell you how much He missed you.