We recently moved into a new house in a new city. We are loving the new opportunities that God has brought to our family. One of the things we love to do every now and then is play a game of Hide and Seek. I would say we love it just because our kids are young…but in truth, I still love it! I love surprising my kids when they find me. I love hearing them from a distance, trying to hide, but not being as stealth as maybe they should be.
I think I have figured out why…they like to be found! As much as they like the adventure of going and hiding, they REALLY like to be found by everyone else.
I’ve grown to find that God is the same for us as His children. He wants to be found by us.
Listen to what God says In Isaiah 65:1:
The LORD says,
“I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help.
I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me.
I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’
to a nation that did not call on my name.
God’s desire was (and IS) to be found by His people. If that is the case why do we sometimes fail to find Him in life?
Some of the common road blocks that we face might be a lack of desire, a lack of knowledge, distractions or even just being consumed with other things…even when those things are “good things”.
Everyday you and I have an opportunity to meet God in a fresh way. He is waiting and wanting to be found!