Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thursday's Thoughts

A Convenient God

I think that in our busy world of church, ballgames, meetings, work and anything else that consumes our time, we all fall short when it comes to “talking” to God each day. It seems that we would not dare miss any of these things, but it is easy to make God wait until we have a break in activity.

Many women (and men) have grown accustomed to the fact that they are comfortable enough with who they are and where they are in life, that they forget our creator. We all know that he created everything, we all know that he knows what we are going to say before we say it, we all know that God is the only way to our Promised Land so we tend to NOT include him in our daily life. It is comforting to know that he is always there, and many of us rely on this fact in every area of our life.

For many women, days may go by without spending time alone with God, but you let one little crisis arise and he is the first person we turn to. Why do we do this? Because we know he is listening and we know he can make it all better. Whereas this is true, that is not what God is here for. He is not sitting in Heaven waiting for our S.O.S. call. He is not a “crisis God” he is not to be called on when it is convenient for us. He is an ever loving ALWAYS present God. Yes of course, he is there when you need him the most, but he is also there when your life is running smoothly! He longs to hear your voice each day of your life. He is sitting in Heaven waiting to hear from you in the good and in the bad.

There is no reference in the Bible that supports the fact that God will fix everything wrong in our lives every time we ask. Paul wrote in II Corinthians about the grace of God given to us when we experience times of weakness in our lives. II Corinthians 12:9 says, “But he (Jesus) said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

My friend, over the next few days, try to make it a point to talk with God daily. Talk with him and let him know how wonderful it is to be called his daughter. Thank him for all the great things he has done for you in your lifetime. Make a personal vow to call on him daily, not just when your life is “all messed up”.