When I was younger, I remember one time specifically that I got in trouble while I was being babysat. I was a product of 1990’s cartoons and wanted to see if slipping on a banana peel actually worked. I put one by my sister when she was practicing her ballet and she stepped on it and fell. I quickly ran to my room and hid under my covers. I promise I was not laughing. My babysitter at the time came into my room and started saying loudly, “Where is Kearsten?”. I thought I was so clever to avoid her wrath and punishment by hiding. Looking back on it now, she was calling me out and but she knew where I was the whole time (the child-size lump under the sheets really gave it away).
There is no hiding from God. He is the Supreme Seeker. The One who filled our lungs with breath knows the good, the bad, and the ugly. We can’t hide from His knowledge of us, His Love, His Power, and His Presence. Before we even know we’re lost, God seeks us. How do we respond to this? Simple, our Seeker is waiting to be sought. We have to devote our lives to seeking God. The root word of seek is the latin word “sagire”, which means to perceive by scent. We must give our whole being to breathing in the fragrance of God and come to realize and understand His Nature, His Love, and His Will for our lives.
The aromas of this earth will try to pull us away from God. We have to experience everything through God. We cannot try to experience this life on our own. The same thing that smells great to us, could be the thing that derails us from seeking the Lord. Remember in
From Darkness Into Light
I still sometimes retreat to that mentality of the little girl I once was, hiding under my covers. I know God can see me. I know He is waiting for me to turn around. He is even calling me out! In the classic hide and seek game, the seeker says, “Ready or not, here I come!” This isn’t God’s posture. Whether we are ready or not, He is always there. I have to put aside my pride, and be willing to remove the barriers of sin in my life, repent, and call out my desperate need for Him.
How do we respond to the Seeker that calls us out? We have to turn from our ways and repent