My God

November 23, 2011

When I was a child, my God was great. He made the rainbows, sunsets, and filled the puddles so I could splash through them. And he did it all for me. My life was consumed with him and his people.

When my father died, God whispered that everything would be alright. I hardly remember a night that went by that we didn’t talk until I fell asleep. Although he never answered the whys or how comes, he promised to always be near.

Not once did I ever doubt his love for me. He was reliable and true. He was bigger than my problems and held my life in his hands. He cried along as I wept and sang over me as I played. Trusting him came naturally but that was when I was a kid.

As I grew older, my God changed or at least I thought he did. I refused to see him as he was and instead viewed him with a rebellious heart. He littered my path with trials.

Rarely did he seem to be close. He had too many rules that I could never follow. I seldom took the time to be around his people. When I looked back at the sad times, instead of seeing a God who got me through them, I saw a God who refused to stop them.

It took a long time to realize that it was me who had changed through those years, not my God. He was as powerful and faithful as always. However, I was far from that innocent, little girl.

Too often, we lose sight of the God of our youth. We view him through selfish and shattered hearts and allow our bond to crumble. We neglect to pray, abandon the Word, and walk away from the Father who loves us dearly.

Don’t limit God to your strength, your trials, your victories, or your failures. Don’t assume that he’s only on your side during the good days. Quit listening to the Devil when he tells you that God is trying to trick you, hurt you, or keep you out of Heaven. Believe with all your heart that your God is rooting for you.

Take off the brokenness that you view God through and get to know him. Introduce yourself to his son. Grasp the fact that Christianity really is about relationships (Matthew 22:37-40), and obey his Word, not out of guilt but because of love.

Its time to rediscover your God.

Come home and don’t be surprised when he runs to meet you. My God did.

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