As my daughter entered my room, I said, “I just finished writing something in my journal that included you.” Of course, she asked what it was about.
Well, here it is…During my devotion time, I was reminded that we all have different levels of worship, faith, and personal relationships with God. Several examples came to mind, but the one that resonated was the Ad hoc relationship, meaning God is only tapped in when He is needed for a specific thing or task. Then a scenario came to mind about how God might feel about that example.
As a parent, I can always tell when my daughter wants something. Either by the tone in her voice (it's usually whiny) or by how she lingers about, spending extra time in my presence. This would especially happen when I'd take away her phone or something she values. She’ll sit around me until she eventually gets that which she desires.
Here’s the kicker. There are times when I want to spend time with her, but she isn’t interested because she has other things going on. It’s not that she doesn’t love me, but I guess the other things are more enticing. Tuh, the nerve of her.
As her mother, I know what she needs and what she doesn’t need. I want to cover her and protect her. I want the best for her…period! And nothing brings me more joy than when we spend organic time together. Where wisdom is being extended, it’s a two-way relationship, and I’m nurturing her.
God wants the same with us, if not more. He wants a steady, reciprocal relationship with us and not “as needed”.
As we are pain-stricken state due to the virus, social injustice, racism and other physical or non-related emotional pain, I pray we not only continue to seek God during the tough times, but also during the good times that are promised to come (John 16:20-22, 24).
She later said, “Yeah, Mom, that was a good analogy.” I’ll let you ladies know if our QT changes lol
So, as we slowly begin to move toward some semblance of normalcy, as friends/family are cured from the virus, as we continue to fight for justice, and as we are being healed. God still wants all of us...He wants us to seek Him and invite Him in our presence. He says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me (Revelation 3:20)”
Love you ladies...be blessed!