One thing I really like about God (and 6 reasons why I’d probably never seek him out)

5:30 am Unknown 0 Comments

When they heard the sound of God strolling in the garden in the evening breeze, the Man and his Wife hid in the trees of the garden, hid from God.
God called to the Man: “Where are you?” Genesis 3:8-9 (MSG)

There are lots of things I like about God. 

But the thing I like the most about him is that he seeks us out. 

God doesn’t wait for us to come to him. 

I like that. 

I like it because I’m kinda shy.

I like it because there are so many reasons (but I'm only going to list 6) why I’d probably never seek God out:

God's better than me.

He’s perfect, while most of the time I’m a mess. 

Sometimes I’m angry with him.

He is without sin. And I have sin attached to me like the sun spots on my forearms. 

I’m a person and well, He’s, umm, God. 

But none of those reasons have ever stopped him seeking me out. 

It’s right there in the first few chapters of the Bible. 

God coming to us. 

God with us. 

God seeking Adam and Eve out after they’d messed up. God looking for Adam and Eve right after they’d just done exactly what God had told them not to.

Love finds us where we are. 

Love crawls into the dark places where we are hiding and says, “I’m with you.”

Because that is what Love does. And God is Love

I don’t know your story, I don’t know why you’re trying to hide from God, or why you think no one will notice if you’re not around, but I do know this: 
Love will always find you where you are. (tweet this)

Ponder: Do you believe that God seeks you out? Is there a time in your life when you thought God wouldn’t find you but he did?

Prayer: God, that you for finding me where I am. Amen.

{Share this post}
Please share this devotional on twitter by clicking here. I’d also love for you to connect with me on my Facebook, pinterest and twitter pages or if you're viewing this via email you can leave a comment by clicking here.

{Get my book}
In my free e-book Life, Life and More Life I share thoughts on how to make every moment count gleaned from my experiences of loving my husband through 18 sessions of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. If you would like a free copy please subscribe below to receive my devotionals every Monday and Thursday.

Enter your email 
to receive my free ebook
and a NEW devotional in your inbox every Monday and Thursday

Photo Credits (Creative Commons): Design: Wendy van Eyck

You Might Also Like